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Thread: Council To Outsource Culture And Leisure

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    Arrow Council To Outsource Culture And Leisure

    The Caithness Business Index has posted the following article:

    Council To Outsource Culture And Leisure

    Council asked to agree principle of outsourcing its leisure and cultural services. Highland Councillors are being asked to agree the principle of establishing an arms-length organisation to deliver all activity concerning its leisure and cultural services. ... [Read Full Article]

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    Having been to Morpeth and seen the way their swimming pool is run and the added facilities, I have to say that this is a good idea.

    It works out cheaper for the council and the locals get more facilities.
    Some people are like Slinkies. They're really good for nothing. But they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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    Only problem I have is that the local pools, while generally well used, cannot surely be making money. If they're outsourced would that then put them at jeopardy, or alternatively will it mean a significant rise in the widely-used Highlife card system (which is IMO a bargain anyway!)?



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