Worthing Borough Council is signing their military covenant on Thursday May 16th at 11.00 am in the Mayor’s Parlour at Worthing Town Hall.
Military covenants are part of the Community Covenant Scheme launched by the Government in 2011 after a campaign by the Royal British Legion (RBL).
Adur and Worthing have been working with their respective local armed forces communities to establish a community covenant in their area to:
- encourage local communities to support the armed forces communities across Adur and Worthing and nurture public understanding and awareness of issues affecting the armed forces community
- recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community
- encourage activities 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
Captain Andrew Layzell, Officer Commanding B Company POWRR (Princess of Wale’s Royal Regiment), said: “It is a really good initiative which strengthens the bond between the military and the communities we recruit from.”
Attendees to the signing include the Mayor, the Leader of the Council, the Chairman of the Worthing RBL, Tom Wye, the military representative Captain Andy Layzell and some additional RBL representatives.