Free admission sees pool patronage jump

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 July, 2008, 12:00am

The public responded enthusiastically to the free-admission scheme for public facilities managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, with the number of swimming pool admissions recorded on July 1 this year up 40 per cent on the same day last year. More than 80 per cent of the facilities available under the scheme, which runs until September 30, had been booked in advance, a spokesman said.