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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Free swimming continues in Hackney

You may have read that the coalition government has cut funding for free swimming.

However, there's good news in Hackney following an announcement from the Mayor, Jules Pipe, that thousands of residents can continue to swim for free at Hackney’s leisure centres. The free swimming programme is for all under 18s and over 60s and has been very popular in Hackney.

Despite the Government cutting their part of the funding, Hackney Council will keep the programme going.

There will also be a consultation later this year to find out more about local people’s priorities for use of facilities in Hackney, and work out the best ways to promote and encourage swimming activities for residents.

Clissold Leisure Centre is part of the swimming scheme - for more information go to the GLL website here.

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