By Linda Hall •
Published: 02 Sep 2020 • 5:37
SPORTS INSTALLATIONS: Town hall will provide funding
Photo credit: Benitachell town hall
BENITACHELL town hall intends to change the way the municipal sports schools are run.
Wanting to provide a better and economically efficient service, the town hall will now make funds available under yearly collaboration agreements, municipal sources revealed.
The sports clubs will provide the classes without the mediation of the town hall, with users paying them directly.
This would also make it easier to engage specialised personnel for the clubs, avoiding the red tape that accompanies public sector contracts, including the local clubs that foster a passion for sport, explained Benitachell’s mayor Miguel Angel Garcia.
“We have experienced some very tough times during this health crisis, which led us to think carefully about the public administration’s responsibility in using citizens’ money wisely,” Garcia said. “We thought this formula would make things much easier.”
During the three months of the State of Alarm there were outgoings of €60,000 on paying sports instructors and upkeep for installations although there were no fees coming in or services provided.
The town hall has until now maintained all posts and sports offers but looking further ahead, and wanting to make good use of public, hopes to make the intended changes without delay, the mayor said.
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