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Enfield Council signs up to Armed Forces Covenant

Published Thursday, 27 June 2013

Over 40 distinguished guests, including senior members of England’s armed forces gathered in Enfield Civic Centre last night to sign an important document which sealed Enfield Council’s commitment to its armed forces community.

signing The Enfield Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between Enfield Council, other civilian agencies and the armed forces community to encourage, support and help those who are currently serving, or who have served their country in the past, and their families.

The Community Covenant was signed by senior members of the armed forces, Enfield Council, Enfield Homes, the Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group, Metropolitan Police, Royal British Legion, Enfield Voluntary Action, the Enfield Chamber of Commerce and Fusion Lifestyle.

Military families may experience particular issues that impact on local public service providers up and down the country.

Cllr Doug Taylor, Leader of Enfield Council said “Enfield Council is determined to support our servicemen and women and their families, and we are working tirelessly to ensure that all those who perform military duties are not disadvantaged by undertaking military service when it comes to the public services to which they are rightly entitled, here in Enfield.

“There is no greater commitment we as a council can give than signing up to this special pledge.”

The signing is just days before the Armed Forces Day Parade which will take place on Sunday 30 June. Hosted by Enfield Council and the Enfield Royal British Legion the parade will include serving troops and their families, veterans, recruits and cadets and will be led by The Caledonian Pipers Band.

The parade will begin at 11.40am outside Chase Side Primary School in Trinity Street, and march through Enfield Town.

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