Save the Splash Park and Pitch and Putt at Coate Water

Following reports that Swindon's Conservative Borough Council are set to axe the splash park and Pitch and Putt mini golf at Coate Water Country Park this year, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for South Swindon has got together with local residents to say no to the closure.

In spite of claims of investment in Coate Water, it is clear that the Tories are going to axe the popular amenities to save £30,000 per year.

Sarah Church said, “Having spoken with dozens of residents from the Parks area, it’s clear that they, and so many others across Swindon, do not want to see the popular splash park and mini golf disappear because the Tories are struggling to budget. These attractions mean a lot to families across Swindon, but particularly those on low incomes, as they are accessible and affordable. I take my children in the summer and I stand with all the families out there that say ‘No’ to yet another proposed closure from the Council.”

The petition was started alongside the Parks and East Walcot Community Forum and already has 100s of signatures. Paper copies are available at The Shop at Cavendish Square, at Park Library, as well as on the noticeboard at PIPS.

Further copies of the paper petition can be obtained by emailing

Splash Park - At Risk

Pitch and Putt mini golf - At Risk