Re­duc­tion in sports fa­cil­ity fees

The Oban Times - - News -

COMHAIRLE nan Eilean Siar’s Ed­u­ca­tion, Sport and Chil­dren’s Ser­vices Com­mit­tee has agreed to offer free Slàinte Mhath mem­ber­ships to groups sup­port­ing vul­ner­a­ble or at-risk chil­dren across the is­lands.

A num­ber of third sec­tor bod­ies, char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions and comhairle ser­vices ap­proached the sport and health section re­quest­ing ac­cess to sports fa­cil­i­ties for young peo­ple and their car­ers/ men­tors.

Since the Slàinte Mhath scheme came into place in 2010 and fees were re­duced by more than half, there has been a 25 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of peo­ple us­ing the fa­cil­i­ties.

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