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Confusion on Council leisure centre offer

January 3, 2012 5:02 PM

Wiltshire Council has offered a new year deal to help people get fit at the Leisure Centres across the county, but the deal was only available on days when the leisure centres were mostly closed!

Jon Hubbard, Lib Dem Group Leader, said "The Council are issuing press releases, and printing expensive glossy leaflets, but they haven't even checked the basics. The cheap deal was available for only three days at the start of January, but for two of these days Wiltshire's Leisure Centres were completely closed as a result of cuts to front line services by the Conservative run council!

"It's vital that we help people in Wiltshire stay fit and healthy, and that's why we proposed allowing free swimming for under-16's and pensioners in last year's Budget. Unfortunately, the Conservative Administration voted that proposal down, and their latest confusion with this cheap deal will only serve to make it more difficult for Wiltshire people to enjoy their local leisure centres.

"Not for the first time, the Conservative Council's multi-million pound 'Communications' budget has to be called into question. Where is this money going? At Wiltshire Council, the left hand doesn't know what they right hand is doing."