Victory: Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre Saved
Victory: Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre Saved

Caerphilly Socialist Party

Sasha O'Neil

Campaigners in Pontllanfraith have forced Caerphilly Council to back down on plans to close Pontllanfraith leisure centre. Their victory shows that if you fight the cuts you can win.

This is the second successful blow against the cuts in the Blackwood area. Two years ago, in a hard fought campaign, the same campaigners stopped the closure of the leisure centre in Cefn Fforest.

At a very well-attended public meeting called to organise a fightback, individual after individual explained how important the leisure centre and its football pitch is to the whole community.

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Issue 983, 22-28 February 2018