May 22, 2024

Council reaffirms commitment to armed forces community

Denbighshire County Council has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant sets out how the Council and partner organisations support the armed forces community working and living in Denbighshire.

It focusses on ensuring members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services as any other citizen.

In Denbighshire there are more than 7,000 veterans living in the community, making up around 9 per cent of the population and taking into account families, current members of the services, reservists and cadets, there is an estimated 125,000 members of the armed forces community in North Wales.

Cllr Richard Mainon, Denbighshire County Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said:

“I’m proud we have been able to reaffirm the commitments offered to armed forces veterans and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant in our own right.

“We actively support and engage with our armed forces community within Denbighshire and the timing felt right to renew our commitment to ensuring veterans and their families are not disadvantaged in any way for serving. Being able to identify the opportunities to help those who are often too proud to ask for help runs right through our council services.”

Denbighshire County Council signed the Covenant in 2013 in conjunction with key partners, and formed an Armed Forces Covenant Partnership Group that meets regularly to discuss issues and organise projects within the region.

The original Covenant has now been replaced with individual organisations signing their own.

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