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Leisure Centre consultation

Price rise consultation at Mansfield district leisure centres

Pool prices

Leisure Discount Cards

Frequently asked questions

Mansfield District Leisure Trust is seeking permission from Mansfield District Council to make some price rises that are above the rate of inflation.

In addition it wants to change the rules about who is entitled to the Leisure Discount Card. These changes are in order to meet increased costs and maintain services.

Before taking a decision, the council wants to explore how the price increases will impact on leisure centre users so it is holding a five-week consultation from 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 to find out.  You can take part in the consultation by filling in the questionnaire

The proposed changes, if agreed by the council in the new year, would only affect people who pay for leisure centre activities on a 'pay as you go' basis.

Users who have memberships and monthly packages for activities, such as health and fitness, swimming and swimming lessons, would not be affected by the changes.

Pool prices

The proposals mainly centre on increasing pool prices and discontinuing the lower reduced service price at the Water Meadows' pool when the water flumes not in use.

Prices for swimming at Rebecca Adlington Centre will rise so that they are in line with the competition pool at Water Meadows.

Leisure Discount Cards

They also mean changing the rules about who is entitled to a Leisure Discount Card which gives a £1 discount on all pay-as-you-go activities at all Mansfield district leisure centres. These kinds of activities include, among others, swimming, exercise classes, gym sessions, and badminton.

At the moment anyone, regardless of where they live, can get the year-long discount card. The proposal is to change this so that only people who live in the district will be eligible for this card.

If the proposed changes take effect, card holders who live outside the district will be able to use their cards until their expiry date but will not be able to renew them. Mansfield residents will still be able to access the card and discount.

Frequently asked questions

What will be the cost of my swim in future?

Why are proposed price increases steeper for the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre than the Water Meadows?

When will the changes be introduced?

What will happen for people who have a Leisure Discount Card but do not live in the district?

Will Bonus Card holders be affected by the proposed changes?

Will concessionary rates still be available?

Why are non-residents losing the discount?

What will be the cost of my swim in future?

  Current Charges  Proposed Charges 
Swimming sessionsNo CardLeisure CardBonus CardNo CardLeisure CardBonus Card
       

Adults

Rebecca Adlington centre

4.403.402.205.004.002.50

Under-18s and over-60s

Rebecca Adlington centre

3.052.051.553.502.501.75

Adults

Water Meadows fun pool*

5.654.652.856.205.203.10

Under-18s and over-60s

Water Meadows fun pool*

4.203.202.104.603.602.30

Adults 

Water Meadows competition pool

4.853.852.455.004.002.50

Under-18s and over-60s

Water Meadows competition pool

3.502.501.753.502.501.75

* A reduced service price (when flumes are not in use) will no longer be available.

Example: For an adult non-resident Leisure Discount Card holder, the Water Meadows fun pool would increase by £1.55, from £4.65 to £6.20 and the competition pool would increase by £1.15, from £3.85 to £5.00.

Example: For an adult Mansfield district resident with Leisure Discount Card, the Water Meadows fun pool would increase by 55p, from £4.65 to £5.20.

Why are proposed price increases steeper for the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre than the Water Meadows?

The proposal is to make the price of a swim at the Rebecca Adlington centre the same as the competition pool at the Water Meadows.

When will the changes be introduced?

We do not have an exact timescale yet but if agreed by the Council in the new year, it is anticipated the changes will take effect sometime between February and April 2019.

What will happen for people who have a Leisure Discount Card but do not live in the district?

They will still be able to use their card and claim the discounts until the card's expiry date but will not be able to renew the card.

Will Bonus Card holders be affected by the proposed changes?

The rules on who is eligible for a Bonus Card will not be changed and people with the Bonus Card will still receive a 50% discount on all pay-as-go activities at all Mansfield district leisure centres. However, like all as pay-as-you go users, Bonus Card holders will face the increases in pool prices.

Will concessionary rates still be available?

Yes. Lower prices for over-60s and under-18s would still be available for all pay-as-you-go activities.

Why are non-residents losing the discount?

The aim is to minimise the impact of the increases on local residents, who help to fund the leisure centres in the Mansfield district through their Council Tax payments.

Find the survey here - Leisure consultation survey

If you still have queries please email Mansfield District Council at leisurepriceenquiries@mansfield.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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