Thursday, 12 March 2009

Call for urgent action over sunbeds

"Sunbeds should be removed immediately from Carmarthenshire County Council's Leisure Centres", said one councillor this week. Cllr Gareth Jones, Plaid Cymru spokesman on Leisure on the council, said he was extremely concerned to learn that Carmarthenshire was now one of only four councils in the whole of Wales which was continuing to operate sunbeds, despite recent incidents highlighting the dangers.

The county council has said that the beds will be removed in the next financial year, but this is not good enough, according to Cllr Jones. "There is a proven danger from the use of these beds, as a recent horrific incident in Barry showed. I want the council to cease operating the beds immediately, and have also asked for a report on this at the next meeting of the Scrutiny Committee."

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