Come on Fenland Council, it’s time for a discounted non-swimming membership rate for Chatteris as we don’t have a pool!

Fenland District Council has the puzzling habit of closing its leisure centres on Bank Holidays – just when the public actually have their greatest opportunity for using them!

Wishing to find out the Easter opening times for the Chatteris centre, I picked up a copy of the council’s handy ‘Easter holiday activities programme’ which covers all four of its centres.

Remarkably this document neglects to mention either the regular centre opening times, nor reduced holiday opening.

Included are full-page programmes of activities for Wisbech, March and Whittlesey, but nothing for Chatteris.

For decades Chatteris subsidised the other three Fenland market towns’ leisure centres when we paid the same council tax without any fitness provision.

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Now it appears that our successful ‘dry side’ subsidises the other town’s ‘wet sides’.

Come on council – time for a discounted, non-swimming membership rate for the only town without a pool!

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Town councillor, Chatteris

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