Councillor's call on free swim for kids

A Lancashire County councillor from Fleetwood has issued a motion at County Hall for the introduction of free swimming for all school children across the county.

Friday, 2nd March 2018, 5:30 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd March 2018, 5:35 pm
Coun Lorraine Beavers

Fleetwood East member, Coun Lorraine Beavers (inset), says the money would come from a County Hall public health grant, and clinical commissioning groups would also be asked to contribute.

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Coun Beavers said the move was needed because the council had chosen to remove members’ grants, previously used to provide free swimming to children in Fleetwood.

County’s health and well-being board will consider it.