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Darlaston – through a glass darkly

9 Jul 10

It seems that windows at Darlaston Leisure Centre have been covered over to protect the privacy of swimmers. The hippo now looks forward to seeing huge wooden hoardings erected in the Arboretum in order to protect his dignity as he doggy paddles around Hatherton Lake and the shooting down of the Google Earth satellite the next time it passes overhead. Hippos have rights as well, you know.

Walsall council, stripped of cash and lacking any decency, are in the sordid process of closing leisure centres in order to save money but have somehow managed to find the wherewithal to place “dark film” over the glazing of the Darlaston beauty spot. It would be considerably cheaper to simply board them up as is about to happen at Willenhall Leisure Centre and lock the doors forever so swimmers cannot get in…

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