This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to Place tinted glass windows on Horley Leisure Centre to stop people outside looking in. More details

Petition update from the council, 03 August 2012

Dear Mr Williams

Re: E-Petition Horley Leisure Centre Windows

I write to you in regard to your e-petition (Place tinted glass windows on Horley Leisure Centre to stop people outside looking in) which closed on July 3rd 2012. I acknowledge that your e-petition received 3 signatures over a four month period.
I would like to state that your concerns have been given full and careful consideration. However, on this occasion I do not consider that your request can be accommodated.

Since the new Horley Leisure Centre opened in January 2012, individuals using the swimming facilities have increased by 63% on previous attendance at the old centre.

The centre is serviced by extensive CCTV coverage both inside and outside the building. All staff are fully trained in all aspects of Safeguarding and Health and Safety Procedures. They remain extremely vigilant at all times and the safety of our customers is paramount.
In addition, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that any aspect of the design of the Horley Leisure Centre presents any additional safeguarding or welfare issues for its users.

I realise that you have a strong interest in this subject, which you have raised with the Council several times, but as the professional view of building control and other officers is that the building is appropriate and since the e-petition demonstrated no wider public concern, the matter is now closed. The Council will not be able to dedicate resources to answering further enquiries you make on this matter.

I thank you sincerely for your consideration of this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Kealey
Leisure Services Manager

More details from petition creator

Please feel free to sign this petition with your name and address if you feel strongly that Reigate and Banstead Council and Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) should take steps to replace the see-through windows with tinted or frosted glass windows to stop children and adults who are the objects of unwanted sexual desire from being viewed inappropriately from outside the window and leisure centre. So far they have refused to take any action and say that they have no intention of spending the new wave of money on keeping these people safe when using the centre. Furthermore, there are no extra activities for children at the centre and also there are inadequate changing facilities.

Current signatories

Christopher Williams, the petition creator, joined by:

  • Amanda White
  • A Miles