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Topic: Leisure Centres on the Brink
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Posted by: Jeremy Parkinson
Date/Time: 20/06/23 11:15:00

Reading between the lines of the article on the borough's leisure centre bailout, the council seem to have decided to give them another year.

They deserve some credit for this as many other local authorities have wielded the knife when it comes to swimming pools and gyms.

What the numbers make plain though is that this level of losses can't be sustained. There is no prospect of an immediate sharp drop in energy costs or a sudden rush of people to take up memberships.

One way to mitigate the problem might be to finally do something about the redevelopment of the Fountains. I haven't been to all the facilities in the borough but I presume this is the largest and most expensive to heat. Schemes to knock it down and build housing along with a new more energy efficient centre have come and gone. Doing this now would reduce the operating losses and give the prospect of a modern facility which didn't have a bit of an odd smell that more people would pay to go to.

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Leisure Centres on the Brink20/06/23 11:15:00 Jeremy Parkinson
   Re:Leisure Centres on the Brink20/06/23 12:10:00 Anne England
      Re:Re:Leisure Centres on the Brink20/06/23 17:09:00 Raymond Havelock
         Re:Re:Re:Leisure Centres on the Brink20/06/23 17:25:00 Anne England

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