Council budget cuts are hurting Swansea bowlers
8th September 2014
... Comments

The need to save money impacts not just on Social services and other high profile Swansea council departments but also on the city's parks and leisure services with bowlers the latest to feel the pinch.

There are 23 bowling greens in Swansea and the council believe that they should close 10 of them.

In addition they are proposing increases in fees for us age and also looking at transferring the maintenance of the greens to the member clubs that use them.

The clubs understandably do not want to see costs increase and feel that taking on the maintenance could prove a very onerous burden especially as their members age tends to be advanced and perhaps not up to regular strenuous manual work taht could be involved.

The easy argument is that if the council has to save money this is an area that is perhaps a less pressing one compared to schools and social care.

However if these leisure facilities were lost they would probably be lost forever and that would make Swansea a far less attractive place for everyone.


Popular Categories