Stanley Leisure Centre – New Fees And Charge

From 1 July 2016

Stanley Leisure Centre would like to announce a revised set of fees and charges, following an internal review. The purpose of the review was threefold: to slim down the number of membership options; to ensure the charging policy was fair; and to encourage broad participation in sports and exercise from across the community.
From 1 July 2016 there will be one adult membership option, which will be priced at £120 for a full year and will offer access to swimming pool, racket sports and cardio facilities at Stanley Leisure Centre. This represents a price cut to all public membership packages and a removal of the corporate membership option. Six month and three month packages are available on request to help spread the cost of a full years’ membership.
We are pleased to announce the continuation of significant discounts for children, students and families – and all facilities will continue to be free for the over 60s. There is also a substantial discount for Camp residents. For non-members the popular mix-it-up card offers ten sessions for swim or fitness at excellent value.
There are minor amendments to other charges at Stanley Leisure Centre, such as charges for sports hall hire.
For more information about memberships or other information please call the Leisure Centre reception on 27291.

Everyone saved when cruise ship abandoned after fire

Le Boreal
Le Boreal

PASSENGERS and crew forced to abandon a cruise ship due to a fire in the engine room causing loss of power, were all safe and without injury in Stanley yesterday morning. This followed a complex rescue and care mission comprising British Forces from Mount Pleasant, Government emergency services, the ship’s agents Sulivan Shipping and with support from local farmers.

Emergency Services in the Falkland Islands were notified of a distress call from vessel Le Boreal at 0201 on Wednesday morning this week.

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Government rejects call for action on MPA Road

A MOTION calling for greater action on resurfacing the MPA R-oad was thrown out of Legislative Assembly yesterday.

Assembly Members voted four against and three in favour of the motion put to the house by MLA Michael Poole.

MLA Phyl Rendell seconded the motion and MLA Ian Hansen added his support. MLAs Mike Summers, Jan Cheek, Gavin Short and Barry Elsby did not support the motion.

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FIC to hire agency workers for Falklands Government

A group of road workers are expected to start arriving in the Islands in early December to boost the dwindling local force.

Director of Public Works Colin Summers said that efforts to obtain agency workers were progressing well with up to nine workers sourced to be split between the FIG Highways Section and the Quarry.

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FIG no responsibility for agency workers says MLA Short

MEMBER of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Gavin Short confirmed yesterday that while it was indeed more expensive to employ Falkland Islands Company (FIC) agency workers for the Highway Department than direct labour, the Government did not have any responsibility for the workers terms and conditions, “or even what they are paid, to be brutally honest.” 

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