Don’t privatise Handsworth Leisure Centre, keep it under the control of Birmingham City Council.
Birmingham City Council plan to privatise Handsworth Leisure Centre. Our centre is at the heart of our community and is one of the very few public services left in Handsworth.
With Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games the Council should be promoting its publicly owned sporting facilities for the whole community not getting rid of them to cut costs.
Some background information is here: http://www.insidehandsworth.co.uk/2019/05/wellbeing-centre-to-transfer-from-council-control-into-accountability-quagmire/
There is a petition on 38 degrees (https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-handsworth-leisure-centre?bucket=&source=twitter-share-button) launched by Caroline Johnson, Branch Secretary of Unison in Birmingham – and who led the Home Care Workers dispute.