Community Covenant in Weston-super-Mare
In recent years, the UK has seen many communities, of all sizes signing up to the Community Covenant for their respective areas. The aim of the covenant is to encourage charities, local authorities, businesses, communities and individuals to work together with the military, to offer support to service personnel and their families as well as reservists and veterans.
Saturday 26th June 2013 is Armed Forces Day in the UK and the planned festivities in the English sea-side town of Weston-super-Mare, also hosted the official adoption of the town’s community covenant.
The historic event was marked by representatives of the military, local civic leaders and charity volunteers coming together to officially sign the covenant document, at a special event in the Town’s Italian gardens.
SCLT Trustee, Ash Jones, is also a member of the Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee (VA & PC) and was invited to sign the covenant at the event, he said, “I am delighted to have been invited to join the festivities of Weston-super-Mare’s Armed Forces Day, and also extremely proud to be a signatory of the Town’s Community Covenant. The SCLT has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the military community, especially through such activities as our Medal Application Support Service”
“The simple act of signing this document underpins the moral obligation to the military community, which is shouldered between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. As a military veteran myself, and the son of a veteran, I am very proud to see the universal support for this event, and the deep-seated meaning that it has for the military and veteran community in this area”.