Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has called on all local authorities to show their support for the service community by signing a Community Covenant.
This scheme, which is supported by the Royal British Legion, encourages local authorities and the armed forces community to work together to provide help and support and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.
Over 300 of the 433 local authorities in the UK have already signed a Community Covenant and the Royal British Legion is encouraging those local authorities who have not yet signed to make a commitment to the local armed forces community by signing up by Armed Forces Day on 29th June.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Community Covenants recognise and remember the huge sacrifices faced by members of the armed forces in our community.
“Tameside Council cemented its relationship with the armed forces by signing a pledge last year and I am pleased to learn that Stockport Council is planning to make a similar commitment to its armed forces community at a forthcoming council meeting.
“By signing this agreement Stockport Council can help to promote greater understanding between military and civilian populations and demonstrate its commitment to those brave men and women in a very public way.
“I hope that all councils will follow the example set by Tameside and Stockport and sign a Community Covenant before Armed Forces Day in June.”