For your information below is the explanation given for the recently introduced increase in entry fee;
Club Delegates at the West District AGM agreed, by majority, to the increase in entry fees from £6.00 to £8.00.This is for the period 1st January 2019 to 31st March 2020.
West District acknowledge that this is a 33% increase, however state that it is necessary to cover the costs of running the District, whilst using Tollcross ISC for the District Championships/Meets.
Costs associated with Tollcross ISC are significantly more than the alternative facilities used in the past.
To continue to use Tollcross ISC with an Entry Fee of £6.00 would result in an annual loss of approx. £39K in overall District budgets, which in the longer term could not be sustained.
The use of Tollcross ISC with an Entry Fee of £8.00 will result in a reduced annual loss of approx. £21K in overall District budgets.
The costs, level of entries etc. will all be monitored over the forthcoming 18 month period to allow assessments to be made for Entry Fees after June 2020.