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11-year-old joins fight against leisure centre
2:30pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
HE likes nothing better than climbing trees in Winchester’s River Park with his two younger brothers.
But 11-year-old Edward Agombar has been sitting at his computer for two weeks creating a website Save the Rec, which has had more than 2,000 hits.
The Westgate School pupil was spurred into action by city council proposals to build a bigger leisure centre on a playing field next to River Park Leisure Centre which is in need of major repairs.
The modern centre would provide more swimming pool space and a larger gym but it would mean the loss of green open space and some trees could be axed.
Edward said: “So many people use the park after school and for playing cricket, football, Frisbee, walking dogs, picnicking and a running club meets there. I think it is okay where it is.”
Edward, who lives in Hyde with his parents and two younger brothers William, nine and Thomas, six, has received support from dozens of people for his on-line campaign Proud mum Hazel Agombar said: “Edward was so bewildered that someone would want to build on the park. It is his way of making a difference.”
Log on to savetherec.weebly.com to see Edward’s site.
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