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Hi Guernsey 121 I don't work at Beau Sejour, but I know people that do. I'd like to give my opinion on some of the points you raise in your post. I agree with you this is a bad idea that, if it goes ahead, will end up costing the taxpayer dear (ask Jersey, they thought they'd see savings too). I think this has been foisted upon the staff that run BSLC by Capita. It is not an admission of failure, they know they give value for money (leisure centre performance can be measured against industry standard quite easily). I agree that BSLC is a community resource. Mike O Hara has publicly stated that he personally thinks its a bad idea, I heard him on the radio, so why should he resign? You are assuming that a company will come in and pay rent and then make a profit as well. This is where you, and many others alike, are sadly mistaken. The current situation is that Beau Sejour and Footes lane cost the taxpayer about £800K per year. The successful tenderer, if any bother, will be just offering the SOG a saving e.g. they'll run it for £400K (to achieve Capitas predicted £400K saving). They will do this not by being incredibly more efficient but by putting up prices and cutting core services, despite the assurances given. The opportunities that exist to increase income/reduce expenditure further are well known to BSLC staff. They have tried some but met with public/political opposition. Perhaps the Guernsey Press could investigate how much it costs local councils in the UK to pay concessionaires to run similar leisure centres. And ask them whether the experience has been a happy one. The actual facts will tell the true story.