Increase in sports fees fades into insignificance

I FAIL to see the fuss about bowling green fees being put up (News Guardian, April 19).

Most members were born early enough to qualify for pensions at 60 and 65 respectively.

Contrast this with the youth of today, who cannot get on the property ladder, have jobs which are on agency rates, with no holiday pay, sickness entitlements, and who by the time they reach old age will probably have to work till they are 75.

Women today who are middle fifties like my wife have had their pension age increased from 60 to 66, costing them around £30,000 in lost revenue.

An extra few pounds a week to enjoy a pastime fades into insignificance compared to this.


Whitley Bay