Further to your article in Leader 13/08 14, I have enjoyed holidays at Sutton with the use of a council owned beach chalet EVERY YEAR since 1957!!
There is a “fraternity” of people who have met at the chalets every year for MANY years.
The chalets provide a base for beach activities without having to carry all the requirements for a successful day for each day, they are good for changing, picnicking and gathering with friends.
As a grandmother I would not find it as easy to enjoy my annual trip without a beach chalet.
It is very important that there is a central point for booking the chalets so there is simplicity in booking this vital element for the holiday.
The Scripture Union Beach Mission annually brings together a farflung group of people, many of whom use the chalets for a base.
I think any decline in this VITAL service would have a detrimental effect on many of the businesses in Sutton who rely on a very short “season” to make their business sustainable.
I hope that a satisfactory solution can be found for this situation. SUTTON holdays are UNIQUE in that parents are not SPEND, SPEND, SPEND because of the excellent child friendly FREE play facilities provided.