The news that Hammersmith and Fulham Council has started to charge Personal Trainers who use its parks and open spaces to train clients has caused disbelief and outrage amongst REPs members.
Other councils have since introduced charges – sometimes up more than £1,000 a year – and REPs members have been voicing their concerns over these charges.
REPS Board Chairman, and former MP and Shadow Minister for Sport, John Greenway has requested a meeting with Sports Minister Hugh Roberston to raise the issues facing PTs who are being charged to use parks and public spaces by councils. Before this meeting we would like to hear more from members, around the country, who have first hand experience of such charges and the impact they have.
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