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Future Of Leisure Services In Rossendale

EDM number 683 in 2008-09, proposed by Janet Anderson on 03/02/2009.
Categorised under the topics of Leisure, Local government and Sports.

That this House is appalled that Rossendale Borough Council is considering closing a substantial number of leisure and sporting facilities in the Valley, including the swimming pools at Haslingden and Marl Pits and the Bacup Leisure Hall, which will cause enormous hardship and inconvenience to Rossendale residents, particularly the elderly, the young and the disabled; questions the attempt by Rossendale Borough Council to lay the blame for this at the door of the Rossendale Leisure Trust and to fail to consider the Trust's exciting plans for a sports village, despite the fact that external assessments have concluded that the Trust performs strongly in financial management and community delivery; notes that the council has failed to take up the Government's scheme for free swimming for the over 60s and under 16s and spends £1 per head less than the Lancashire average on sport and leisure; calls upon the Minister for Local Government to intervene to ensure that a proper consultation is carried out on the future of sporting and leisure facilities in Rossendale with a view to ensuring affordable access to all; and urges him to insist that the council co-operates with the Leisure Trust to seek a sensible way forward and, if they do not, to urgently reassess the status of the council as a Good Performing Council.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Janet Anderson03/02/2009Rossendale and DarwenLabourProposed
Greg Pope03/02/2009HyndburnLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin03/02/2009Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
David Borrow03/02/2009South RibbleLabourSeconded
Mark Hendrick03/02/2009PrestonLabourSeconded
David Chaytor03/02/2009Bury NorthLabourSeconded
Denis MacShane03/02/2009RotherhamLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard03/02/2009WalthamstowLabourSigned
Harry Cohen03/02/2009Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Bill Olner03/02/2009NuneatonLabourSigned
Chris Mullin03/02/2009Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd03/02/2009Manchester CentralLabourSigned
George Howarth03/02/2009Knowsley North and Sefton EastLabourSigned
Lynne Jones04/02/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Rudi Vis04/02/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn04/02/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ian McCartney04/02/2009MakerfieldLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty04/02/2009Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Joan Humble04/02/2009Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
David Heyes04/02/2009Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Jim Dowd05/02/2009Lewisham WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle09/02/2009ChorleyLabourSigned
David Crausby09/02/2009Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Ann Cryer09/02/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Paul Rowen09/02/2009RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/02/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn11/02/2009Newport WestLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins24/02/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson25/02/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/02/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
David WrightUnknownWithdrawn

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