AM Shocked at Welsh Government Decision to Scrap Free Swimming Scheme

Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has expressed his shock at the announcement that Welsh Government and Sports Wales have decided to reduce funding for the Free Swimming initiative which has existed in Monmouthshire and other local authorities for many years

Speaking today Nick said: “ I’m amazed that funding is to be reduced when we are trying to encourage everyone to participate in sport and lead more active lifestyles.

“ Assembly Members were not given any opportunity to vote on this decision, and the fact that the funding reduction is to be introduced immediately provides our local authority very little opportunity to notify the public about the reduction in funding for the scheme.

“ Constituents have already written to me dismayed at this decision, but I’m sure Monmouthshire County Council will do its best to ensure that our leisure services remain accessible to all.”