i went to my local leisure centre ID card in hand to request my free membership and entry and was refused. When i asked why the assistant manager told me the offer didnt include TA soldiers and just applied to Regular Servicemen. I was absolutely furious and subsequently wrote to Councillor Bibby who assured me the offer included ALL servicemen and women. there was no differentiation between Regular and TA. All that was required was the production of a valid ID card. He promised to clarify the rules regarding the offer to the managment of the centre. Soon after i received a call from the manager concerned, offering an abject apology who admitted he had "presumed" the offer didnt include the TA and hadnt actually read the notes that went with it. This offer will be heavily utilised by the TA in Bury and already is being added to our training programme and is much appreciated by all our lads. The council has responded to the community's wish to show appreciation for our armed forces and hopefully the idea will be taken up by other councils. In fact why dont you cite Bury's example and write to your local councils an drequest the same? If lowly Bury can do it why cant your councils do the same?