Martin Waterhouse of the charity The Monday Club [Selby] contacted Selby Everyday regarding his worries about the new Selby Leisure Centre being affordable for poor people across Selby.
The Monday Club is a volunteer run charity benefiting adults with learning and physical disabilities in the Selby district.
Martin stated that, ''Reading your tweets on your twitter account regarding the new Selby Leisure Centre, reminds me of an unanswered question I raised two years ago with Wigan Leisure the charity delivering the old Leisure Centre public service.''
The problem being that, 'Many of our members live on benefits and suffer financial hardship, I therefore raise the question, as to what Selby District Council policy is on prevention and relief of poverty for users of the new Leisure Centre.''
Martin continued to say that, ''Will people unable to afford the fees be able to use the new Selby Leisure Centre facilities free of charge?''
At Selby Everyday we think this is a worrying issue that will affect many residents who want to use the new Leisure Centre, yet many not be able to afford the monthly or weekly charge to use the facilities.
We have contacted Selby District Council regarding this matter, we are waiting for the response.
At Selby Everyday we think the council should provide affordable services for all and not the few.
What do our readers think? How could the management at the new complex help poor people from Selby and the surrounding villages??
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