Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Frozen pitch fees
Local Conservatives have shown their commitment to health and fitness by freezing all sports pitch fees, a move opposed by Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Pitch fees for football, cricket and bowling greens were set to increase in the Council's 2008 budget to reflect the higher utility charges being faced because of recent inflation busting increases announced by energy companies. Instead the Conservative Group voted to freeze fees this year to ensure Medway’s adults and young people can continue to afford to enjoy these recreational grounds. This is good news and a great way to encourage people to take up a sport and increase their fitness and health.