Sarah Powell, chief executive of Sport Wales
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Cuts to council leisure services are a 'false economy'

Cuts to council leisure services could result in increased pressure on the NHS in future, it has been claimed.

Sarah Powell, chief executive of Sport Wales, said more needed to be done to ensure that any reductions in leisure budgets this year do not impact on the health service in years to come.

Dr Nadim Haboubi, chairman of National Obesity Forum Wales, said local authorities should be spending more on leisure to fight an "obesity crisis".

Gareth Lewis reports.

Obesity fears over council cuts

  • 10 Mar 2014
  • From the section Wales
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