A good turnout for a local issue these days. Perhaps the electorate of Handsworth value their public services. Closing leisure centres while there are epidemic levels of obesity is madness- surely?
Over 60 people gathered in Handsworth Leisure Centre for a discussion about the Centre’s future. Caroline Johnson, a centre user and assistant branch secretary of Birmingham Unison branch, explained why Handsworth Against the Cuts feared the centre was at threat of privatisation over the short or longer term, via the use of Trust status or the ‘right to challenge’ process.
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