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Hillingdon Armed Forces Community Covenant

Hillingdon was proud to sign the Armed Forces Community Covenant in June 2012.

There are large numbers of serving personnel living in Hillingdon along with numerous ex-service personnel, war veterans and families.

Hillingdon is committed to ensuring that their contributions to this country are recognised and remembered, and to the principle that no-one should experience any disadvantage in accessing council services as a result of their armed services connections.

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a statement of mutual support between the civilian community and its local armed forces community. It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces.

The Covenant aims to encourage local communities to support their armed forces, both serving and veterans, and their families, and vice versa, and to promote understanding and recognition of the sacrifices made by those who serve or have served in the armed forces.

Armed Forces Community Covenant aims to:

  • encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their areas
  • nurture public understanding and awareness amongst the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces community
  • recognise and remember 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, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement

Signatories/organisational links

The signatories to the Hillingdon Armed Forces Community Covenant are:

  • Hillingdon Armed Forces Community Covenant Hillingdon Council
  • Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hillingdon
  • Royal Navy
  • Army
  • Royal Air Force
  • The Royal British Legion
  • RAF Benevolent Fund
  • SSAFA Forces Help
  • Normandy Veterans Association, West Middlesex Branch
  • Metropolitan Police
  • London Fire Brigade
  • Hillingdon Hospital
  • Public Health and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Brunel University
  • Uxbridge College
  • The Chimes Shopping Centre
  • The Mall Limited Partnership
  • Greater London Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.

Contact us

Hillingdon has set up an Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership Board to review how public services are provided with the aim of ensuring that members of the armed forces community do not face disadvantage from the way services are provided.

We welcome contact from serving armed forces personnel, people who have previously served and their families. Please let us know if you believe you are experiencing any form of disadvantage as a result of your armed forces background.

Contact: John Wheatley, Senior Policy Officer, Civic Centre, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1UW

 

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