Sample letter to your MP – Support for repairs.

Below is a sample letter that you can use to contact your local MP for support regarding the urgent need for toilet repairs at the Wythenshawe track. Please copy and paste into your email and if you have time adapt for your particilar concerns and needs. Thank you.



I am writing to express my genuine dismay and concern at the proposed closure of the toilet and changing  facilities at the Wythenshawe Park Athletics track and to request your support as a matter of urgency in order  to get his situation resolved as quickly as possible.

I regularly attend the track to take part in cycling sessions.

Simply Cycling run a fully accessible cycling club at this site and have been doing so for 15 years. The track is regularly attended by 500+ visitors every week of all abilities and disabilities including Special Needs Schools, Adult Care support centres and organisations and local families and residents that may or may not have family members with special needs.

As from Monday (10th December 2018) there will no longer be any toilet facilities on site  due to the dilapidated state of the existing toilets and the Health and Safety issues this brings. The facilities have had no investment in their maintenance despite the club currently paying £5000 per year to hire the track and facilities there. At the moment we have been informed that we  will be required to use the football changing facilities and toilets located at the centre of the adjacent busy car park. As yet we have had no information about plans to repair or replace the toilets.

I feel that the proposed  arrangements do not take into consideration the needs of the cyclists and their families and little thought has been given to accessibility and safety.The proposed facilities are situated in a hazardous environment requiring users to traverse a busy car park with very uneven ground; the facilities are not in clear view of the track which will make 1:1 supervision and support impossible for some. Additionally, with no natural separation from the general public, the safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults is highly compromised.

With all this in mind I urge you to give us your support to ensure the existing facilities are repaired or replaced as a matter of urgency.

If you need more information then please contact Sue Blaylock tel: 07753 428937 or email to discuss further or to arrange a visit.


Yours sincerely,




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