Faversham Town Council is proud to have pledged its support to the Armed Forces Covenant, and in doing so has joined over 10,000 organisations across the country.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment to acknowledge and understand the needs of the Armed Forces Community. Whether it be those who serve, have served or their families, the Covenant sets out to ensure that they are all treated with fairness and respect in every aspect of their life.
Cllr Josh Rowlands, Deputy Mayor of Faversham, said “Recognising the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces personnel and their families by proposing the motion that Faversham Town Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant, shows we are dedicated to providing them with the support they deserve. Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant is a reflection of our gratitude and respect for their service. Signing the covenant was particularly important to me, having family and friends that are both active or who have previously served in the Armed Forces.”
The Armed Forces Covenant was created to remove disadvantages and to help military personnel obtain the same access to services as the civilian community has. Services such as applying for a mortgage, meeting the criteria for social/affordable housing and purchasing motor insurance, can present barriers owing to their time as part of HM Armed Forces.
Cllr Julian Saunders said “The covenant is an important signal that we will do what we can to ensure that both regular and volunteers in the forces and their families don’t face disadvantages as a result of their service. The Town Council is part of the democratic framework of the country and its right that we express our support to those who have made sacrifices to protect us.”
By signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant, Faversham Town Council recognises the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to the country. See our pledge below, signed by the Mayor of Faversham Cllr Trevor Martin.