Sheffield’s Ponds Forge “remains closed” with 300 jobs at risk of redundancy | The Star


Sheffield’s biggest leisure provider has announced it is reopening – but Ponds Forge will remain closed and 300 jobs are at risk of redundancy.

Source: Sheffield’s Ponds Forge “remains closed” with 300 jobs at risk of redundancy | The Star

One thought on “Sheffield’s Ponds Forge “remains closed” with 300 jobs at risk of redundancy | The Star

  1. Ponds Forge in Sheffield is, I believe, the only remaining sports facility which was built to accommodate the World Student Games of 1991, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Summer_Universiade, be a games which Sheffielders were told would not cost them 1p. In effect this was correct for it did not cost the citizens of Sheffield 1p, it did, in fact, cost them £240 million and were are still paying it off today.

    A games Sheffield won to be the venue because there were no other bidders.

    To date this venue has one of the few Changing Places toilets, http://www.changing-places.org/the_campaign/what_are_changing_places_toilets_.aspx, in |Sheffield and one that when it was open was the only one available on Saturdays and Sundays.

    If this venue does not reopen then a scarce and required facility for disabled people in Sheffield will be lost.

    This may not mean much to non-disabled people, but how would you feel if a toilet facility was not available when you really needed it. This lack of these facilities in Sheffield is a form of discrimination.

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