Rise in use of Council leisure services

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Published Date: 

27 Sep 2016 - 15:08

The number of people using Council swimming pools, gyms and libraries in Argyll and Bute is continuing to rise steadily, with figures for all three services exceeding the targets set.

The largest increase was in library services, where 593 external users used the facilities during the period April to June against a target of 360 – a rise of almost 40%.

Figures also show that for the same quarter, 93,194 people accessed Council swimming pools in the area - 20% above the 75,000 target – and 28,245 people used gym facilities – 18% above the target of 23,001.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Community and Culture, Councillor Robin Currie said: “These figures are extremely encouraging. These aren’t just slight increases - they are significant and say a lot about the quality and popularity of the services we are providing in our communities.”