Talking Politics: Pricing should be the same for all

The Threeways Centre at the former Ridings School, Ovenden.
The Threeways Centre at the former Ridings School, Ovenden.

I am sure the rebirth of The Ridings site in Ovenden will be a valuable asset and facility for everyone interested in sport.

The mixture of sport and education will I’m sure give a lift to this part of Calderdale. The only concern I have is if we start a pricing policy that favours one group of Calderdale residents over another, the monthly membership for the Threeways Sports Centre ranges from £13.99 to £15.99 for local residents and £17.99 for everyone else. If we are going to have pricing differentials for certain groups then surely it should apply across the whole of Calderdale, so people living near Sowerby Bridge and Brighouse swimming pools should also have a reduced membership for the inconvenience they suffer at busy times.

I know the Threeways subsidy will be to encourage the local community to get motivated and learn about a healthier life style. We all need to look after ourselves take more exercise and stay healthy.