Armed Forces Covenant recognises Borough Council’s support

Published: Friday, 16 March 2018

The support that Northampton Borough Council has pledged to defence personnel, has been acknowledged through the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.

The Borough Council signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant, when it was originally introduced in 2013.

Since then, the Council has introduced numerous measures to show its support to Armed Forces personnel, as an employer as well as in the community. These include Council staff being trained in the support available for ex-service personnel, appointing a single point of contact within the housing department and amending the housing allocations policy to ensure that they are given priority. In addition, community events such as the Remembrance Sunday and Armed Forces Day parades are regularly held in the town centre.

As a result of these measures, the Council has now received the Bronze Award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme.

Cllr Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “The Council is proud to receive the Bronze Award for our continue support to Armed Forces personnel living and working in the town.

“Whether in active service today or if they fought decades ago, our service men and women deserve recognition, and support, when it’s needed. The measures we have introduced have helped to achieve this and we will continue to work with partners to ensure our commitment continues."