The Armed Forces Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and the local armed forces community.
The Armed Forces Covenant
Organisations signing the covenant commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community and recognise the value that Serving Personnel, Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to their community and country. North Norfolk District Council is proud to be a signatory to the Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrates its commitment to the Armed Forces Community through the North Norfolk Armed Forces Covenant Pledge.
Obtaining Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze, Silver and Gold Award
The scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
Armed Forces Community Fund
Through its Armed Forces Community Fund, North Norfolk District Council provides funds for groups to deliver services or events in the district. This fund will also help increase participation and engagement and help raise the Armed Forces Community profile in North Norfolk with a focus on improving health and wellbeing.
Career Transition Partnership
The Council is a Career Transition Partnership (CTP) member, the official resettlement provider. They have supported leavers of the Armed Forces for over 20 years as they transition from the military into civilian life.
Forces Families Jobs
The Council has registered with Forces Families Jobs, which provides training, employment and volunteer roles for family members of currently serving UK military personnel. It is the gateway to accessing information about acquiring new skills, upgrading existing skills or applying directly to employers who understand the unique challenges that come with being a family member of a serving person.
Free parking for Remembrance Day
North Norfolk District Council offers free parking on council run car parks on Remembrance Sunday to make sure that residents can pay their respects at nearby churches and memorials. The car parks that are free on Remembrance Day are:
- Cromer at The Meadow and Cadogan Road
- Fakenham - Bridge Street, Queens Road and The Limes
- Holt - Albert Street and Station Approach,
- Mundesley - Gold Park
- North Walsham - Bank Loke, Mundesley Road, New Road and Vicarage Street
- Sheringham - Station Approach and Morris Street
- Stalham - High Street
- Wells - Staithe Street and Stearmans Yard
Promoting support for the Armed Forces through the Heroes Welcome scheme
Heroes Welcome is a scheme designed to encourage British communities to demonstrate support to members of the armed forces. The concept involves the displaying of a Heroes Welcome Sticker; this can be by either private individuals or business operators and indicates a special welcome to service personnel.