Disabled leisure cost slashed

DISABLED people will enjoy cheaper entry to some West Lothian leisure centres under a new pilot scheme approved by the council.

Entry fees will be discounted by 50 per cent on pay per visits at a number of council-run and West Lothian Leisure (WLL) facilities for disabled visitors.

This includes veterans disabled while on active service. The price cuts, which will be available for 12 months, will come into action later this summer.

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West Lothian Council leader Peter Johnston said he was "delighted" with the year-long pilot which would allow the council and WLL to assess demand for the service.

Eligible residents are those in receipt of disability benefits including: attendance allowance, disability living allowance, incapacity benefit including employment and support allowance, armed forces compensation scheme or war disablement pension.