Lewisham scraps free swimming for kids

On September 30th, a Lewisham Council-funded scheme that allowed under-16s in the borough to swim for free in the borough's pools, came to an end. The Council says:

"Because of ongoing government cuts, we can no longer afford to subsidise this scheme. Young people can still swim regularly with competitively priced swimming sessions across our five pools, or join a swimming club or swim school programme which may offer reduced prices.

"Free swimming for looked-after children and over-60s will continue."

Thank you to Joe for the news.