Basildon's Armed Forces Community Covenant
An Armed Forces Community Covenant between the former Basildon Renaissance Partnership, the civilian community of Basildon and the armed forces community in the Basildon Borough.
In November 2012 on the behalf of the civilian community, the Mayor of Basildon signed a military covenant pledging mutual support between the Armed Forces, veterans and the wider community.
This covenant was also signed by Lieutenant Colonel Mick Aston MC of The Royal Anglian Regiment on behalf of the Armed Forces, and the then Leader of the Council, Councillor Tony Ball, on behalf of the former Basildon Renaissance Partnership.
The purpose of this Community Covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Basildon and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces Community. This includes in-Service and ex-Service personnel their families and widow(er)s in Basildon Borough.
Aims of the Community Covenant
The overarching aims of the Armed Forces Community Covenant are as follows -
- Encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces communities in their areas
- Nurture public understanding and awareness amongst the public of the issues affecting the Armed Forces Community
- Recognise and honour the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces Community
- Encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces Community into local life
- Encourage the Armed Forces Community to help and support the wider community.
Further information and enquiries
- Basildon's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant
- Basildon's Civil Military Partnership Board
- The Armed Forces Covenant
- GOV.UK - Armed Forces Covenant
- Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)
- Twitter hashtag #forourforces
- Armed Forces Covenant on facebook (Login required)
- Armed Forces Covenant on Linked In (Login required)
Enquiries please to the council's Head of Engagement, see contact details below.