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WLGA warns Wales council cuts 'will hit leisure centres'

Leisure centre provision across Wales will fall as councils struggle with budget cuts, the leader of the group representing them has warned.

Steve Thomas of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) said the Olympic legacy could be jeopardised as authorities protect other key services.

New figures obtained by BBC Wales show 5% less is being spent on leisure centres this year compared to 2011/12.

The Welsh government said it is working to make the most of London 2012.

Local government consultant Jeff Jones told BBC Wales' Gareth Lewis councils were not legally obligated to provide leisure facilities.

Council cuts 'will hit leisure'

  • 11 Oct 2012