Issue - meetings
Armed Forces Covenant - Annual Report
Meeting: 18/12/2018 - Cabinet (Item 282)
As detailed in the recommendations.
The Chief Executive introduced the Armed Forces Covenant – Annual Report which was the second annual report for Flintshire.
The Armed Forces Covenant was a promise from the nation that those who served or had served in the armed forces, and their families, were treated fairly. The Covenant was a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public, encouraging local communities to support the Armed Forces in their area and to promote understanding and awareness.
The Council was committed to supporting the Armed Forces community by working with a range of partners who had signed the Covenant, including Flintshire Local Voluntary Council and the Royal British Legion. The purpose of the Flintshire Covenant was to encourage support for the Armed Forces community who worked and/or lived in Flintshire and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces community.
The report would be submitted to County Council on 29th January.
Councillor Attridge welcomed the report and thanked the Leader of the Council for the opportunity given to Councillor Dunbobbin to be the Champion for the Armed Forces Covenant which was positively recognised locally and nationally.
(a) That the positive progress made in meeting the Armed Forces Covenant be endorsed and the commitments for further improvement supported; and
(b) That the Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report be approved, prior to publication on the Council’s website.