Friday 13 June 2014 2.59pm
Yes, thanks for the link James. But as I tweeted the pledge can delivered with weekend type open days and outdoor gyms. Southwark Labour never clarified during the campaign when asked.
All we know about is some kind of caveats and no mention of that in the manifesto.
People on the doorstep don't want to hear about caveats, they want free swimming and gym. Not excuses and waffle.
We know that any negotiation or change of supplier can take up to 18 months procurement in Southwark at best. Renegotiations can go on for ages.
So low and behold, about a year before the 2018 election free swimming finally surfaces.
Saving many many millions using delay.
This is the political class in action.
A positive hindrance to Neil Coyle
because if I was a Lib Dem on the doorsteps in 2015 I would make good use of the non delivery of free swimming and gym.
So, the free swimming fact as we have it (not future narrative) is the open weekends and free gym is in the Park.