We've been given a bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme for our pledge to provide support to the Armed Forces community.
As signatories of the Hertfordshire Community Covenant, we have promised to ensure that serving personnel, as well as service families, veterans, cadets and reservists, do not face disadvantage and are treated respectfully. In line with this, we provide increased housing support to Armed Forces personnel and their families. Most recently, we organised an event to commemorate Armed Forces Day, which brought more than 2,000 local residents together in support of the Armed Forces.
Councillor Neil Harden, Portfolio Holder for Residents and Corporate Services, said: “We were proud to hear that we'd been recognised for our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces.
"The transition back to civilian life can be difficult for serving personnel and their families so it is important to ensure that the Armed Forces Community are provided with the guidance and assistance that they deserve. Going forward, we are hopeful that we can further develop the support we currently provide and continue to honour our commitment to the Covenant.”
More information about the Hertfordshire Community Covenant and award can be found on our Armed Forces Covenant page.