Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Epetitioner: Save Our Swimming e-petition

Epetitioner - Save our swimming

Status: collecting signatures - please sign it!!!

The new Tory Lib Dem Government has cut ALL free swimming for under 16s and over 60s in Bristol.Last year 177,000 under 16s and 79,000 over 60s swims took up the Labour government’s free fitness offer. There was a 400% increase in swims for older people and 27% increase for young people. Swimming has undisputed health benefits and gives confidence to young swimmers.The Labour government grant was £317,000. Lib Dem run Newcastle has saved their free swimming. Why can’t Bristol City Council find this money from other savings and save our free swimming?

Free swimming is a great preventive health care aproach, cutting the need to spend money on people who become ill!!

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