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The Leisure Centre is a civic centre and as someone who is generally right-of-centre I accept that it's one of those services that government provides and accept the consequential losses. As part of that loss making it provides services that touch on many areas of social and health policy, it's likely that those areas will be the first to be hit or 'monetized'. The plus side I can see is that often with places like this they have so many pressures ensuring that everyone is kept happy, swimming clubs, Gadoc, squash courts etc; that it's easier to maintain the status-quo of balancing all user requirements as well as they can for fear of one of the characters running to the press or the radio and governement having to act or seen to be acting. With a 'private sector' management team hands can washed and shoulders shrugged 'nothing to do with us any more'. Whether that's a reason to privatise the Centre or not I'm less sure.