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Armed Forces Presentation

Meeting: 10/12/2019 - Flintshire County Council (Item 77)

Armed Forces Presentation

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The Corporate Business and Communications Executive Officer introduced the item and paid tribute to everyone who had been involved in the achievements celebrated through the Armed Forces Covenant.  The team had been successful in winning the Gold Award for the Employee Recognition Scheme from the Ministry of Defence.  Mike Dodd, who worked for the Council as a Social Enterprise Development Officer, was invited to address Members about his time spent in the Armed Forces, and the importance of the Covenant for veterans. 


            A presentation followed on the “Talacre Now and Then” project which helped locals, visitors and school children to visualise how it would have looked and what it would have been like during World War 2.


            Lord Barry Jones thanked officers for the presentation which was a credit to the work undertaken by the Council, and he paid tribute to Mike Dodd for his involvement from a veteran’s perspective.


            Councillor Andy Dunbobbin also thanked everybody involved and for the support provided to him as the Council’s Armed Forces Champion.


            Councillors Banks, Roberts, Butler and Legg also expressed their appreciations to Councillor Dunbobbin and the team of internal and external officers, and the school children for their involvement in local history.