- Motion put forward by Swiss Socialist Party aims to tackle ‘gentrification’ in Bern
- Comes as it emerged upmarket hot dogs were selling at one lido for 9.50 francs
- Council has been urged to create a ‘social balance’ by ensuring affordable snacks are made available
A Swiss political party has called for a crackdown on hipster poolside snacks as it emerged gourmet hot dogs introduced at one lido are selling for nearly nine euros.
A motion called ‘Hot dogs for all, not for the few’ has been put forward in Bern in the west of the country to tackle ‘gentrification’ at public pools.
It comes after it emerged that some venues are serving up organic hot dogs for 9.5 francs (£7.70) – more than double the price it used to be.
A Swiss political party has called for a crackdown on hipster poolside snacks as it emerged gourmet hot dogs introduced at one lido are selling for nearly nine euros (file picture)
Other pools have ditched traditional snack kiosks with stalls selling more upmarket hipster food.
According to the newspaper Der Bund the motion to clamp down on the trend was put forward by the Swiss Socialist Party (SP) and its youth faction (JUSO).
The local council will be asked to create a ‘social balance’ by making sure affordable snacks are made available.
Barbara Keller, from JUSO Bern, said the high prices ‘exclude low-income people, and in particular families, from the clientele and make a satisfying visit to the pool very difficult.’
Group’s president, Tamara Funiciello, said that ‘without malicious intentions’ lido leaseholders were ‘carrying out gentrification of the swimming pools of the city of Bern’.