This is bad news for three reasons:
- It deprives the community of Camelford of a significant local facility;
- It comes at a time when the whole future of Cornwall's leisure service is under review because of the amalgamation of the six former district council leisure services into one. Surely the right time to decide whether (or not) to close a centre would be when this review has concluded.
- It gives the lie to the idea being put out by the Council that nothing is yet decided about the budget. Last week the scrutiny committee toured Cornwall listening to residents' ideas about the budget. Was this exercise just a charade?
No doubt more information about Cornwall Council service cuts will emerge over the next few days. I hope that the decisions are not as disastrous as this one.
UPDATE - Join the Facebook group to Save Camelford Leisure Centre here.