Council to introduce Armed Forces discounts at local leisure centres
Written by BBC News on February 26, 2019
Armed Forces personnel and veterans will get concessionary discounts to leisure centres and activities operated by Telford & Wrekin Council.
The new discounts will come into effect in April and include swimming for £1, at least 40% off other non-instructed activities such as gym and public ice-skating sessions, and 15% off instructed activities.
Councillor John Minor, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Green Spaces and Parks, said: “Our Armed Forces families here in the borough are a huge part of our town. We are delighted to be able to extend our existing leisure concession rates to both serving and veteran personnel to help them stay fit and healthy. We also look forward to marking Armed Forces Day later in the summer which is a great celebratory occasion to say thank you to the servicemen and women who are committed to protecting our country, and also to their families who support them throughout their service.”
The Council says the Armed Forces discount is part of a series of new one-off investments which will total £3.6m and has been made possible following changes to the council’s finances including a one-off VAT refund.
Armed Forces personnel and veterans will be asked to show ID when using the discounted services and they are not available on group activities or block bookings.