HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD UNIVERSITY SWIMMING 50% PRICE HIKE FOR LOCAL KIDS
 

Star date: 6th November 2015

SALFORD UNIVERSITY AND DOLPHIN ACADEMY SWIMMING LESSON 50% INCREASE

Salford kids are being forced out of taking swimming lessons at the University of Salford due to a 50% price hike per child per month. The new increase has come in after the Dolphin Academy took over all swimming lessons at the University pool as the `sole provider'.

Salford University has hailed the move as marking "a new dawn, with regards to our aquatic provision and Commercial Partnerships". One parent said that the "University has scant regard for the people who live in the community around it".

Full details here...


The University of Salford has ushered in a 50% increase in swimming lessons for local kids as the Dolphin Academy has become its `sole provider'.

Until this month, a company called Swims Away were running the lessons for youngsters charging £18 per month but the Dolphin Academy is now asking for £27 a month - a £9, or 50%, increase for local parents already feeling the effects of austerity.

The University of Salford issued a statement on its website... "November 2015 marks a new dawn, with regards to our aquatic provision and Commercial Partnerships. Existing partner's Dolphin Academy, will now officially be our sole provider (and deliverer) of Swimming provision at the Sports Centre..."

The `new dawn', and the apparent ditching of Swims Away, was hardly welcomed by local parents...

"Swims Away actually charge rather less in Salford than they do elsewhere in recognition that ours is a deprived area, and I am very grateful to them for that" one parent told the Salford Star "Now, however, the University has simply decided to hire the pool out exclusively to a different, much more expensive swimming lessons provider.

"I have no idea whether Dolphin are good or bad" they added "What I do know is that a forced change to another provider will disrupt my children's swimming progress and have their time wasted with re-assessments. This is a huge 50% price hike and seems very unfair."

Parents suspect that the University increased charges for the use of the pool, pricing Swims Away out of the water, and ushering in Dolphin Academy which was prepared to meet the costs by passing them onto those who needed the swimming lessons.

"It seems that the University has scant regard for the people who live in the community around it; like it doesn't care about the impact its decision will have on families of modest means nearby" said a parent...

"I am now faced with either abandoning my children's swimming lessons altogether or finding money that I can't afford so as not to disappoint my children, just to satisfy the greed of a money-grubbing university..."


The Salford Star asked the University of Salford, Dolphin Academy and Swims away for a comment but none responded.

debbie wrote
at 2:31:31 AM on Saturday, November 7, 2015
They have done this for years, don't be fooled by the bulshit comments regarding the wider community they are not interested I know this from personal experience
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Paul Dennett, is a politician, lets be honest here, you cannot expect him to tell the truth. All politicians never ever tell the t... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
I agree with the Star on this one, although it can be difficult for a council to win a bluff against a developer who says they won... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
See Dave Green's comment below - the £50m figure is not 'dubious' in the slightest. in print issue 10 we had a massive article bre... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Where are the figures this is based on. How does the star calculate £50million? Either the Star is only reporting half the story a... [more]
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Well, Phil, further to a comment made by Salford Star Editorial Staff recently and your week’s ban from contributions, it appears ... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD COUNCILLORS COULD BE CUT IN BOUNDARY COMMISSION REVIEW

Star date: 20th April 2018

NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS COULD BE CULLED IN REVIEW OF WARDS

The number of Salford councillors could be cut in a sweeping review of the city by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England..."The review will re-draw ward boundaries across the city as well as deciding how many councillors should be elected to the council in total" said a spokesperson for the Commission.

Salford currently has three councillors per ward but, with new wards possibly emerging as the city grows, this might be cut to two per ward.

Full details here…

SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH

Star date: 19th April 2018

AS £5.5MILLION AVOIDED BY DEVELOPERS SALFORD MAYOR SAYS IT'S A 'MYTH'!

In the latest issue of Salford Council's propaganda mag, Life in Salford, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has denounced the "myth" that "developers don't contribute money to the city. It's simply not true" he says.

Yes, they do contribute some money but they also avoid millions of pounds in payments and provision of affordable housing. Indeed, Salford Star analysis shows that developers avoided almost £5.5million in payments last year, as the Mayor only tells half the truth.

Full details here...

DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST THE CUTS STAGE SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT PROTEST IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 18th April 2018

STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT WITH NO EVICTIONS STATE GROUPS

Today, in St Peter's Square Manchester, around half a dozen campaign groups took part in a Disabled People Against the Cuts national day of action calling for Universal Credit to be stopped and scrapped.

Chalk slogans covered the square, speeches were made condemning the affect of the discredited benefit and a giant letter was handed into Manchester City Council calling for 'No evictions' as a result of Universal Credit payment delays.

Full details here...

SALFORD NURSERY CAMPAIGNERS TAKE FIGHT TO PARLIAMENT

Star date: 18th April 2018

FIGHT FOR THE FIVE CAMPAIGNERS HEAD TO WESTMINSTER

A coach load of Save Our Nursery campaigners will be heading to Parliament next Wednesday 25th April for a meeting with MPs in the Palace of Westminster and to urge the Government to be flexible over its new funding formula.

It is also hoped that Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will pressure Theresa May to respond at Prime Minister's Question Time on the same day.

Full details here...

HUGE PAY RISES FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OFFICERS

Star date: 17th April 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TO GET HUGE PAY RISES

Cash-strapped Salford City Council is to give huge pay rises to senior officers after a 'job evaluation exercise' moved them well up the pay scale. It follows the resignation of the Director of Finance and Corporate Business, and spreading the majority of his salary amongst other re-titled roles.

The Salford Star believes the officers are in line to share around £54,000 between them.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx