Armed Forces Covenant
On Wednesday 1st November 2023 at 10am, Workington Town Council officially signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to acknowledge and understand that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.
The Mayor of the Borough of Workington, alongside Captain Peter Reynolds of the Duke of Lancaster Regiment, officially signed the Armed Forces Covenant for Workington Town Council; witnessed by veterans, dignitaries from across the county, MP’s office, school children and St John’s ambulance.
Gary Oakford, Regional Employer Engagement Director, who assisted in the organisation of the morning and provided the official documents to sign, thanked The Mayor and Workington Town Council for their pledge and gave an informative history and background to the covenant.
The Mayor noted in her speech, ‘The Armed Forces Covenant is now set in statute, and local government at all levels must consider veterans and their families in every decision they make. I, on behalf of the Town Council, as Mayor, give my solemn promise that we will endeavour to uphold the spirit of the covenant in our civic duty’.