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Published on May 23rd, 2013 | by Gaelle Finley

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Save Handsworth Leisure Centre

PUBLIC MEETING
Saturday 1st June, 2.00pm
Handsworth Leisure Centre
Dance Studio
Holly Road
Handsworth B20 2BY

Birmingham City Council have started a process that could lead to the privatisation of Handsworth Leisure Centre. This would mean the handing over of our publicly owned Leisure Centre, which we own and have paid through our taxes for nearly 30 years, to private companies. The first duty of these companies is to provide profits to their shareholders. We believe that this will result in a loss of services and jobs.

From 5-a-side football to aqua aerobics, from pulse point gym sessions to indoor bowls, the facilities are used by thousands of people every year, including local school children learning to swim.

At present the Centre, which is open daily fro 7.00am to 10.00pm, runs nearly 30 different services, providing a vital community resource.

As concerned local residents and users of the Leisure Centre, we want to ensure that it is protected for the future.

We are inviting all Handsworth Leisure Centre users, young and old, and all residents of Handsworth, to discuss the future of ur |Leisure Centre at a public meeting.

Speakers : Caroline Johnson, Assistant Branch Secreary, Birmingham UNISON,

Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council Labour Councillor for Lozells & East Handsworth, Handsworth Leisure Centre users

Organised by Handsworth Against the Cuts

Email : nocutshandsworth@btinternet.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/488474387886279/

(If you want copies of leaflets for your street or community group, please either come to our stall at Handsworth Leisure Centre on Saturday 25th May 10-12, or phone 07818068856, or write to the above email address and we can deliver)

 


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