Your local council is considering closing a sport and leisure centre that it runs, in order to save money. Write a letter to the local council, in your letter, - Give details of how you and your friends or family use the centre. - Explain the why the centre is important for the local community. - Describe the possible effects on local people if the centre closed.

I am writing
this
letter to express my grave concerns about the decision of
council
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the council

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to close the
community
centre in The Hope Town for monetary
purpose
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purposes

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.
This
decision will have
negative
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a negative

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effect on the lives of
community
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the community

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living in
this
area. I am living in
The
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apply

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Hope Town since I was a child. My friends and I have grown up playing in
this
community
centre.
Moreover
, even now we engage ourselves in leisure activity after
the
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a

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busy day at work.
Additionally
, my mother and my wife take yoga lessons regularly in
this
centre. Apart from
this
, other
community
members
are
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are also using

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also
use
this
place in order to socialize with each other and they are often seen participating in group activities which are organised weekly at
this
place in order to break the monotony of their busy life. The children,
on the other hand
,
likes
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like

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to play games at
this
place as it is one of the very few safe spots left for the children.
Finally
, If the council still move ahead to demolish the building for money, it will be devastating for the
community
. I hope you will reconsider your decision and will find a better alternative for
this
situation.
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The Greeting

Depending on the style and aim of the letter, you will need to adapt your greeting.

Always start an informal letter in the ways:

  • Dear + name
  • Hi / Hello + name

‘Dear...’ is more appropriate, so stick with this.

For a formal letter there are two options for the greeting:

  • Use Dear Sir or Madam if you don’t know the name of the person you are writing to.
  • Use Dear + surname if you do know their name, e.g. Dear Mr Smith or Dear Mrs Jones.

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