Marianne Pitts writes; There is no question that Newbold Comyn is one of Leamington’s most valuable and treasured resources. Situated at the Eastern end of the unique series of linked parks including Victoria Park, Pump Room Gardens and Jephson Gardens, the Comyn is much used for both formal and informal recreation as well as serving as a valuable wildlife resource. The departure of Mack Golf, Managers of Newbold Comyn Golf Course, raises financial implications for the Comyn’s future in that the Golf Course represents a considerable investment dependent upon income generation. The fact that Mack Golf have relinquished their tenancy despite a long lease indicates that golf might not be the commercial earner that it once was – at least at Newbold Comyn.
What then are the implications of Mack Golf’s departure on the Comyn now that the course is no longer generating income? Does this leave Warwick District Council (WDC) with a financial problem and if so, how might this impinge on the resource as a whole? The Leamington Society would like to facilitate a public debate to consider the implications of the current situation, identify problems and give consideration to the best way in which this valuable resource can be preserved for future generations. We would be keen to hear from any other organisations that would like to be involved in organising such a debate.