Paralympic visit won’t cost council

PARALYMPIC team training visits to East Lindsey will not cost local taxpayers, the district council has pledged.

The assurances follow concerns raised by a Skegness resident who feared East Lindsey District Council planned to spend £100,000 reinforcing the floor of its Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth, to accommodate the Egyptian Paralympic weightlifting team.

The complainant felt such expenditure would be irresponsible during a time when the council is cutting staff.

A spokesperson for the council has allayed those fears, claiming that although the weightlifting team has expressed an interest in using the centre, any agreement that may be made would not include any significant costs to the council.