Free swimming for under 16s and over 60s cut

Another blow for residents that is a result of the Labour run Council’s bankruptcy is the loss of free swimming for under 16s and over 60s. This has been cut by the Council as part of the attempt to re-balance the budget. You can read more about the policies and spending that led to the bankruptcy here –
I have been contacted by a number of residents about this, and I appreciate that there is a great deal of concern. Aside from the obvious health benefits of free swimming for both younger and older residents, for many with mobility issues access to the pool is vital. I will be paying close attention to this situation, and I hope that free swimming can be reintroduced as soon as possible.
You can also read about the campaign to re-open Purley Pool and Leisure Centre here