Date published: 5th October 2021

At a Cabinet meeting, Members voted in favour of North Norfolk District Council creating and adopting an advanced North Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant pledge, renewing its support for and commitment to residents of the Armed Forces Community living in North Norfolk.

The Council signed up to the National Armed Forces Covenant on 7 March 2012, signing the Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant.

The new North Norfolk pledge will include a commitment to achieve the Bronze, Silver and Gold Defence Employer Recognition Scheme awards and support the forthcoming Armed Forces Covenant Duty of Due Regard legislation.

The covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the armed forces community may experience, comparative to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.

The proposal was submitted by Cllr. John Toye, the Armed Forces Champion for North Norfolk District Council.

Cllr. Virginia Gay introduced the proposal, saying:

“What this proposes is that the District Council produce its own Covenant for the benefit of the armed forces.

We have been part of a larger one in the past and this is to make a specific commitment on the part of North Norfolk District Council, for what we would like to do to help and to express our gratitude and support for our armed forces.”

Last updated: 5th October 2021