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We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to consult with users of its Leisure Centres and all residents before making any further commitment to outsource the running of the Leisure Centres. More details
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The Council are close to entering into a contract to outsource the running of all of the borough’s leisure centres. We are very concerned about the secrecy surrounding this process and the lack of consultation which has taken place. Requests to Councillors for information have been met by statements that the information is “commercially sensitive’. This information is crucial so that residents and users can understand what is being planned. We challenge the refusal to answer our reasonable questions. We ask the Council to reconsider its approach and, before making any further commitment to the outsourcing, to publish full details of the intended contract and a statement explaining the justification for these radical changes. We request that, if necessary, the Council seeks the agreement of the preferred bidder to waive any restrictions on the release of information which is stated to be “commercially sensitive”.
This matter is urgent. We understand that the Council may make a decision committing to sign the contract before the end of October 2014, so we welcome your support now.