I DON’T know if I’m imagining but it seems to me that Newport City Council is being pushed into some very dodgy Conservative policies of privatisation of local services?

First the very strange decision to get rid of the Chartist’s Mural and destroy the cultural history of Newport’s very socialist past - and they hope we’ll forget about that one, now they are looking at privatising leisure services (in other words letting a trust run our leisure services) Now correct me if I’m wrong but trusts also make money, so unless that money comes back directly to the people of Newport - who will gain the profit?

Sounds like privatisation through the back door to me.

Lynne Thomas Bassaleg Newport