IMG_6317Chamber members and local residents have rallied to support the Town Council in its bid to avert the closure of the public toilets in the High Street car park.

Waverley Borough Council, which manages the facility, wants to close it to save money – and replace it with additional parking spaces. Haslemere Town Council, the Chamber and a good number of residents, want it to remain open.

On Friday afternoon, the Town Council launched an online petition calling for support, hoping for at least 1,000 signatures.


623 signatures

To add your name, please click HERE

In a message to the Chamber and other local groups, Town Clerk Lisa O’Sullivan said: “I am writing to you in the hope that your organisation will promote among its members a petition set up by Haslemere Town Council to try and stop the public toilets in the High St car park being closed by Waverley Borough Council. Any way in which you can share the attached link would be very much appreciated.”

Chamber President David Goddin was among the first to add his name to the petition, commenting: “Closing the toilets would be bad for local business – one more reason for people to shop elsewhere.”

The Chamber immediately used its Twitter account and Facebook group to spread the message.

The council says: “Haslemere Town Council is very concerned that Waverley Borough Council is intending to close the public toilets in the High Street car park to make way for more parking spaces.

“We are currently making representations to WBC to try and keep this well used facility open on behalf of local residents but we need your help. Although we know they are well used and vital to many residents, by signing this petition you give further weight to our argument.”

To add your name, please click HERE

*2017/07/03 – 15:45