Hyndburn Borough Council reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at Accrington Town Hall on 11th November 2023.
The Covenant was signed by the Mayor of Hyndburn, Councillor Terry Hurn, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Marlene Haworth, and the Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Danny Cassidy. They were joined by representatives of the Royal British Legion, the Ministry of Defence (MOD), The Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA), the Labour Group Leader, Councillor Munsif Dad and the MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden, Sara Britcliffe.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge that organisations can make to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community. By signing the Covenant, the Council has committed to:
- Promoting understanding and awareness of the Armed Forces community among the public.
- Encouraging activities which help to integrate people returning from the Armed Forces into local life.
- Providing support to Armed Forces personnel and their families in terms of employment, housing and health.
The Mayor said: “I am incredibly proud that the Council has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Our Armed Forces personnel make a huge sacrifice for our country, and it is only right that we do everything we can to support them and their families. Signing the Covenant is a public pledge of our support for the Armed Forces community, and I am committed to working with our partners to ensure that we deliver on our promises.”
The Leader of the Council, said: “The Armed Forces Covenant is an important symbol of our commitment to the Armed Forces community. By signing the Covenant, we are sending a clear message that Hyndburn Borough Council is an Armed Forces-friendly borough. I am proud to be part of a council that is taking such a positive step to support our Armed Forces personnel.”
The Armed Forces Champion, said: “I am delighted that we as a Council have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. This is a significant step forward in our efforts to support the Armed Forces community, and something I take pride in as part of my role. I would like to thank all of the partners who have worked together to make this happen, and I look forward to working with them to deliver on our promises.”
The signing of the Armed Forces Covenant is a welcome development for the Armed Forces community in Hyndburn. It is a demonstration of the Council’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces personnel and their families, and it will help to make Hyndburn an even more welcoming and supportive place for them to live, work, and raise their families.
View our Armed Forces Covenant below.