free swimming for over 50's
There will be no money saved whatsoever. The fact that numbers of swimmers increased by more than 50% when free swimming was introduced shows that free swimming encourages healthy exercise. If people over 50 have to pay, these numbers will simply drop once more, producing no more income and not saving anything. The free swimming provides not just exercise desperately important when pursuing health and fitness, but physiotherapy which is not burdening the NHS with basic exercise/ movement work, which if free swimming is removed will fall back onto the NHS to provide once more.The free swimming initiative was a most imaginative movement by the council in SAVING money. The swimming pools have to be heated anyway, the staff are within the buildings anyway, so what is the money saving?Its not money saving, the council are pursuing money making...quite a difference. The problem is, the majority of the people using the free swimming will stop anyway. Save money long term within the NHS and keep the Free Swimming.And remember it's not just physical health, mental health issues can be combatted by physical exercise too.To me it's a NO BRAINER. The initiative was a move that Telford should have been proud of. A movement that led the way. An extremely cost effective provision.It would be a very ignorant and poorly educated fool that would want to stop this.