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£1 Swimming Surcharge from Wednesday 6 July 2022


Customers will be aware that global events have had a huge impact on energy costs. You may not be surprised to discover that other than staffing, energy is the highest area of expenditure in the running of leisure facilities, especially related to the operation of swimming pools which consume huge amounts of gas and electricity.

tmactive is an independent charitable organisation that reinvests all of its profits, and we try to balance pricing and quality of service in the best interests of our customers. Our annual profits are typically between 1% and 3% of turnover and in the current financial year, following the pandemic we expected to make an operating loss even before the unprecedented surge in utilities costs.

We were supported through the pandemic by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, who continue to support the increased utility costs, but it has become necessary to mitigate this to some extent by a surcharge on casual swimming. This approach is supported by the Borough Council.

As a consequence, all casual swim charges at Larkfield Leisure Centre and Tonbridge Swimming Pool will rise by £1 per head with effect from Wednesday 6 July. We anticipate this surcharge will address about 30% of the increased costs in the current year.

The increases will apply to individual and family swims with the exception of Under Threes. Customers paying by Direct Debit or Annually will not be affected by this change. This issue is affecting swimming pool operators across the UK and a number of others are applying similar surcharges.

We recognise this unprecedented move will not be welcome at a time when the cost of living is a challenge to so many people but assure you that it is necessary to enable continuation of the sustainability of our services. The surcharge will be reviewed every six months in line with our utility tariffs and we are committed to its removal as and when energy costs return to more affordable levels.