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Upminster’s mini golf course reopens

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:34 04 April 2017

Members of the Friends of the Upminster Mini Golf Course outside the mini-golf Course. From left, Bernice Scott, Cllr Clarence Barret, Priti Chohan, children Isha and Jai and Jon Walshe.

Members of the Friends of the Upminster Mini Golf Course outside the mini-golf Course. From left, Bernice Scott, Cllr Clarence Barret, Priti Chohan, children Isha and Jai and Jon Walshe.

Sam Walshe

Friends of a mini-golf course celebrated its reopening after a winter closure.

Upminster Mini Golf Course, Hall Lane, Upminster, the borough’s dedicated full 18-hole throws open its doors, boasting new tee off mats, refreshment provisions and signage to broaden its appeal to the wider public.

Cabinet member for finance Cllr Clarence Barrett, who is also a co-founder of the Friends of Upminster Mini Golf Course group, praised volunteers who helped raise £1,200 to pay for improvement works.

“It’s a lovely green space in the heart of Upminster,” he said.

“The Friends group have worked very hard with the council and other volunteers to bring about much-needed improvements and are pleased to see progress is being made.

“The facility is a fantastic asset for the benefit of the whole community, young, old and those in between.

“By raising the profile and attractiveness of the course we are pushing any hint of development off the radar.

“We are also keen to extend the use of the course to community groups, schools and visitors to our borough.

“Set amongst a range of mature trees and fine greenery, it really is a jewel in the crown of the area and a splendid attraction.”

The course is open every weekend and during school holidays, subject to the weather, and opens between 10am to 5pm.

Games cost £5 for adults and concessions £3.

Players of all abilities are welcome, call 01708 433868 for more details.


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