Today is the first of many days when pensioners and young teenagers will no longer be able to go swimming in Portsmouth swimming pools for free.
Free swimming was a vital public service for the young and the elderly to help residents in Portsmouth keep fit and healthy and provide a real opportunity for people to take up swimming for leisure and for fitness.
Gerald Vernon-Jackson commented:
“It’s a sad day for Portsmouth. For years now, young teens and pensioners have been able to swim for free. Unfortunately, the Conservative/Labour/UKIP coalition now making decisions at the council decided to cut this service despite significant public opposition.”
“When the Lib Dems ran the city council, we understood just how beneficial free swimming was and if we regain control of the council, we will bring it back.”