Labour’s proposals will ensure that the Link Centre will remain under public ownership for the people of West Swindon.
The Council’s proposed leisure privatisation consultation ended on the 3rd March. Labour will not support the option of handing over the Council’s leisure facilities to a private provider on 99 year leases. Furthermore, Labour will only consider leases of no more than 25 years with opportunities to review leases if the services provided are unsatisfactory.
Labour are also proposing that community groups are considered to run Swindon Council’s community leisure facilities, if they can operate without a subsidy from Swindon Council.
We will ensure that any contract must include the guarantee that the facilities can only be used for leisure, sport and culture in the future.
Jamal says: “Labour’s proposals will ensure that the Link Centre will remain under public ownership for the people of West Swindon.”