Shock cost of Ipswich leisure

HOUSEHOLDS in Ipswich are paying £35 a year for entertainment at the town's Regent and Corn Exchange – before anyone goes to a show!That's the staggering figure included in the borough council's annual accounts, which also reveals that more than a third of its total budget is spent on sport and leisure.

HOUSEHOLDS in Ipswich are paying £35 a year for entertainment at the town's Regent and Corn Exchange – before anyone goes to a show!

That's the staggering figure included in the borough council's annual accounts, which also reveals that more than a third of its total budget is spent on sport and leisure.

But council officials fear even these figures aren't enough to save the town's crumbling Broomhill Pool.

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