The Armed Forces Covenant
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.
It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the community, economy and society they serve with their lives.
Signing the covenant means that you are supporting your employees as reservists and veterans.
To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant, please visit Armed Forces Covenant Website
For information about local support for Armed Forces Veterans in Herefordshire, please visit Herefordshire Council Armed Forces Support
Leominster Town Council’s Commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Leominster Town Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 25th June 2018 when the town hosted Herefordshire’s Armed Forces Day.
The original signatories were:
- Lieutenant Colonel S Hitchman, on behalf of the MoD, 11 Signals and West Midlands Brigade
- Herefordshire Deputy Lieutenant, Mr Patrick Wrixon DL
- Mr Paul Russell, Leominster Town Clerk
- Mayor Councillor Jenny Bartlett
- Mr Frank Low, Leominster Branch, British Legion
Our Covenant aims:
- That no member of the armed forces community should be disadvantaged when accessing local services; and in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured and bereaved.
- Leominster Town Council will encourage and support the Armed Forces communities and veterans within its Parish, enabling where possible the Armed Forces community to help and support the wider community.
- Recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces community. Restore and maintain the Memorial to the fallen Armed Forces of Leominster. Encourage the continuation of Armistice Day within the Armed Forces and wider local community.
- Leominster Town Council will continue to encourage the growth of support groups within its veteran Polish Community and any similar veteran group with their integration within the local community.
- Support the ongoing health and well-being of current and ex-service personnel. Co-ordinating axillary organisations if required.
- Encourage and support members of the Leominster Town Council staff to be actively involved as Adult Volunteers within the Armed Forces Cadet community.
Leominster Town Council is committed to promoting the Armed Forces Covenant within the community and the work of charities and organisations helping to support local veterans and serving members.
Leominster Town Council has started working towards the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award after receiving the Bronze award in 2018.