Inflation busting price rises at Marlborough Leisure Centre
If you were tempted to smile – even faintly – at news that the nation’s inflation rate went down in March to 4% from February’s 4.4% rise, new price increases at Marlborough Leisure Centre might wipe that smile away.
Among the price rises, the members’ rate for a 45-minute fitness class went up this month by 20.5% - from £4.15 to £5.00. For non-members the price rise was a mere 7.5%.
Members will now be paying £3.50 for a 45-minute ‘Easy Line’ fitness session – that’s a rise of 29.5%. And non-members will now pay £4.10 – a rise of nearly 8%.
But at least the cost of the centre’s popular pay-as-you-go membership card remains fixed at £11 a year for adults and £5.50 for juniors.
A Wiltshire Council spokesperson told Marlboroughnewsonline:
“The council is in the process of standardising prices across all council-run leisure centres so charges are fair and consistent and reflect the cost of providing the facilities.”
“In order to align fees the price of some activities have increased slightly more than others but across the board they remain very competitive. Substantial discounts are still available at centres through the Leisure Card scheme.”