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Serco sunbed promotion and an ‘untruth’

06.16.08 | Comment?

On 23 May I received this email message from the Head of Leisure of Services at West Lancashire District Council:, in response to my query on the Council and its ‘partners’ promotion of sunbeds:

“I have been advised that the [West Lancashire Leisure] Trust have no special price offers planned for the sunbeds for this summer.”

On 14 June I took this photo of the ‘7 for 10′ sunbed promotion outside the swimming pool in Skelmersdale, which is run by Serco under contract with the Leisure Trust.

 Am I astonished and angry that this promotion is taking place?  Yes I am.  I will be investigating who is being economical with the truth about the promotion for Serco profit of an unhealthy practice linked to skin cancer – a matter I raised in January in my report on Serco’s activities.  At that time it was a 2 for 1 offer I was raising.  A 7 for 10 offer somehow seems a good deal worse!

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