Winchester City Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant
Winchester City Council signed a new Armed Forces Covenant at a ceremony in Worthy Down earlier this month.
The council has signed the covenant again as we continue to build on the excellent relationship with the forces locally and to foster links between our organisation, our residents and the forces’ own communities.
The Mayor of Winchester Cllr Vivian Achwal said:
"We are proud of the fascinating military history of our district and we recognise the sacrifices that our many military families locally make every day. Signing the Armed Forces Covenant is a public pledge of support for the Armed Forces and their families.”
By signing an Armed Forces Covenant we as a local authority are making a public pledge of support and recognise the daily sacrifices serving military and their families make for us in order to serve our country and protecting others.
The council will also be supporting Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25 June 2022. If you’re interested in learning about the Winchester district’s military links over the centuries, find out more here: https://www.visitwinchester.co.uk/listing/military-trail/