Surrey Councillors slam Newton BIA President for opposing new community centre

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Aguirre, who does not reside in Surrey, is advocating for delaying this important project for our community and young families”

 

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SAFE Surrey Coalition (SSC) councillors Doug Elford and Mandeep Nagra on Wednesday slammed Newton BIA President Philip Aguirre for his recent statement opposing plans to build the new world class Newton Community Centre.

The Newton community has historically been neglected and under-invested in by previous city councils. With the commitment of former mayor Doug McCallum and the Safe Surrey Coalition, plans are in place to build a state-of-the-art community centre for the families of Newton.

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Aguirre, who does not reside in Surrey, is advocating for delaying this important project for our community and young families. The new Newton Community Centre will be a vital resource for residents and should not be delayed by the personal opinions of those who do not reside in the area,” said Elford.

Mandeep Nagra
Photo: Safe Surrey Coalition

Nagra added: “The residents and families of Newton deserve the best and should not be denied access to world-class civic facilities. Safe Surrey Coalition will reject any attempts to delay or impede the construction of the Newton Community Centre.”

The Safe Surrey Coalition Councillors are dedicated to ensuring that the residents of Newton have access to the resources and amenities they deserve and will continue to advocate for the timely completion of the Newton Community Centre.

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