Special discounts for military personnel to honour Armed Forces Week

19 June 2019

Military personnel in west Cheshire are being offered special discounts to honour them as part of national Armed Forces Week.

Storyhouse has organised a 20 per cent discount off food and drinks in the Storyhouse Kitchen, plus there will be free Park & Ride travel on offer.

Serving personnel including regulars, reservists, 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 24 to 30 June and includes Armed Forces Day on 29 June.

The Armed Forces Day flag will be flown throughout the week outside HQ and the Town Hall in Chester, Wyvern House in Winsford, Civic Way in Ellesmere Port and Brio’s Memorial Court Leisure Centre in Northwich.

Visitors to Chester will also have an opportunity to help celebrate the work of those who give up their spare time to serve their country during Reserves Day on 26 June. The Council has invited representatives of the Reserve Forces, and a number of Armed Forces charities and organisations from across the borough to showcase what they do with displays in the city centre throughout the day. Local reserve units are deployed around the world on operations and in training and mentoring roles working alongside their regular counterparts.

Councillor Brian Jones, the Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “Cheshire West and Chester Council is 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.

“We recognise and admire the commitment and sacrifices that our Armed Forces make on our behalf.”

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 either their Defence Privilege Card or HM Armed Forces Veterans Card.

Meanwhile, Brio Leisure is reminding all current members of the regular 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 and 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 regular 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 visiting the Brio website.  

The Council provides a range of support to the Armed Forces community through the Armed Forces Covenant. Details can be found on the West Cheshire Armed Forces Covenant website

For more information on Armed Forces Day visit the Armed Forces Day website.

For more information on how to sign up for a Defence Privilege Card visit the Defence Discount Service website.

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