Concessions at Leisure Facilities

Meeting: 
MQT on 2005-10-18
Session date: 
October 18, 2005
Reference: 
2005/1986
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you support a co-ordinated approach by the London Boroughs for a concessionary rate for people with disabilities or low incomes? Currently, Londoners can normally apply for concessionary rates only for facilities within their own boroughs. If Boroughs can accept applications for full-priced membership (which is still subsidised by the Councils) from non-residents, can this not be extended to membership at concessionary rates? A co-ordinated initiative would be a great way to encourage more Londoners to get active and a great opportunity for London to show its commitment to promoting a healthier and more active city for all Londoners ahead of the Olympics. Will you encourage boroughs to co-ordinate with each other on this issue?

Answer

Answer for Concessions at Leisure Facilities

Answer for Concessions at Leisure Facilities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes I would support this in principle. However there are technical issues to resolve before such a scheme could happen. For example many of the Boroughs use different criteria for registering the uptake of concessions and monitoring the costs. I would encourage Boroughs to find appropriate ways to investigate how best to take this forward.