Colchester City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant is a voluntary pledge that organisations sign to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community and exists to ensure those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

The council first signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2011 and has been a signatory to the Essex community Armed Forces Covenant since 2012. In 2019, the council received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold award. The MoD bestows the Gold Award to businesses and organisations that go the extra mile to demonstrate their commitment to aiding and employing members of the military community.

The re-signing of the Covenant took place at an Employer Engagement event held at Colchester Garrison on 5 October. The council’s Chief Executive, Pam Donnelly, signed the Covenant on behalf of the council.

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