Milton Keynes Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Armed Forces Covenant Signing

On Friday (3 February) Milton Keynes Council was honoured to re-sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

Mark Lancaster MP, Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel, the Mayor and Mayoress and members of the Milton Keynes Armed Forces Liaison group attended the re-signing ceremony at the Civic Offices. By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, Milton Keynes joins 407 other local authorities in promising to those who serve or have served and their families that they will be treated fairly in all aspects of life. 

The Covenant was signed by nine Signatories, Cllr Peter Marland, Leader of the Council and MK Armed Forces Champion,  MP Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel, Major Andrew Lister  4 Logistics Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corp, Lt Col Marcus Brown, 678 (Rifles) Squadron Army Air Corps, representatives from the Royal British Legion, Patrice Ealey, SSAFA , Gill Griggs, War Widows Association, Sheila Thornton, Voluntary and Community Sector  and Jill Wilkinson, NHS, MK CCG.

Council Leader, Cllr Pete Marland said, ‘Looking after our armed forces is incredibly important, not only in Milton Keynes but also as a nation. Signing this covenant is a promise that Milton Keynes Council will always do its upmost to look after every service man and woman and their families’ 

The Milton Keynes Armed Forces Liaison Group developed together an Armed Forces Covenant Action Plan that aims to deliver against  key areas including:  health and wellbeing, economy and skills, recognition and remembrance and education, children and young people.  An outline of their achievements is set out in the Performance Report and Annual Update published in April 2016.