Chased up my local council (Lewisham) to ask what plans they had for parades and also for free access to leisure facilities for HM Forces. The reply I received was below - not a bad result. Dear Jim30 Thank you very much for your email below. In answer to your queries: Lewisham Council are holding a reception evening on Monday 3rd December, hosted by the Mayor and the Council's Deputy Lieutenant for our returning soldiers. You would be most welcome to attend the reception. It is taking place in the Civic Suite from 7.30p.m. this Monday. If you would like to attend, please contact Derek Johnson in the Policy and Governance Team on 020 8314 8646. The Council did not feel a parade was appropriate on this occasion and chose this way to honour all our returning service personnel. With reference to your query on complimentary access to leisure, unfortunately Lewisham do not currently offer complimentary access for members of HM forces but Sport & Leisure Service are currently looking into ways for different groups to access leisure through a number of different referral routes. If you have any more feedback regarding leisure access please do not hesitate to contact me (details below). Hope this has satisfactorily answered your query - if you require any additional information, please let me know.