Special discounts for military personnel to honour Armed Forces Week

14 June 2016

Military personnel are being offered special discounts at Cheshire West and Chester Council Museums and free Park & Ride travel to honour national Armed Forces Week.

Serving personnel including reservists and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, and veterans, together with their immediate families, are all eligible to take advantage of the offers throughout the week which runs from June 20-26 and includes Armed Forces Day on 25 June.

The discounts include 2 for 1 entrance at Weaver Hall and Stretton Watermill Museums and 25 percent discount on admission at the Lion Salt Works.

Anyone fulfilling the above criteria will also be able to travel for free on Chester’s Park & Ride service during Armed Forces Week.

The Armed Forces Day flag will be flown throughout the week outside Council HQ and the Town Hall in Chester, Wyvern House in Winsford and Civic Way in Ellesmere Port.

Council Leader Samantha Dixon said: “Cheshire West and Chester Council recognises and admires the commitment and sacrifices that our Armed Forces make on our behalf.

“We are committed to supporting these special individuals and their families, and Armed Forces Week offers a fantastic opportunity to celebrate their outstanding contribution to our country.

“I sincerely hope as many personnel as possible - past and present - take advantage of these special discounts at Council-run museums and free Park & Ride travel and enjoy leisure time with their family and friends at a reduced cost.” To qualify for the special offers serving personnel will be asked to show their military identity card and all other eligible individuals will be asked to show their Defence Privilege Card.

Meanwhile, Brio Leisure is reminding all current members of the Armed Forces who are stationed, on secondment or visiting Cheshire that they are eligible for a complimentary Off Peak Membership. Immediate family members of current serving personnel (living in the same household aged 17 and over) can also benefit from a discounted WorkFit Membership.

Brio Leisure also provides ex-members of the military along with those who are medically discharged the opportunity to receive discounted or free membership (subject to terms and conditions). Ex members of the armed forces can benefit from Brio Leisure’s discounted WorkFit Membership, and this is available to those who have left the forces in the last five years. 

Full information on both the armed forces and concessionary memberships can be found by clicking on this link http://www.brioleisure.org/memberships/concessionary

Further information about Cheshire West and Chester Council Museums can be found at www.westcheshiremuseums.org.uk

The Council provides a range of support to the Armed Forces community through the Armed Forces Covenant. Details can be found at www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/armedforces

For more information on Armed Forces Day please visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

For more information on how to sign up for a Defence Privilege Card please visit: https://www.defencediscountservice.co.uk/

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