Monday 14 September 2015 7.13pm
Carrying out physical exercise is one of the best ways for people to be healthy, so says the NHS
This sign is prominently displayed on the front of the Old Walworth Town Hall, in Walworth Road
It would appear that the heirs (LBS) to that administration don't really see it as a priority in quite the same way as their forefathers:
First they privatised the E&C leisure centre, then the private company tasked with running it demolished the existing 25mt swimming pool and replaced it with yuppie friendly squash courts.
Also, under the privatised period, one could not simply show up and pay a one-off admission fee: they had to take out a yearly membership. This essentially turned away a great many low income potential users.
I wonder how this new facility will work whenever it is that those in charge manage to get their act together and actually open it....