Armed Forces Covenant

Armed forces covenant

Ribble Valley's Armed Forces covenant complements the Government's Armed Forces Covenant at a local level. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge made by government to ensure that the armed forces are not disadvantaged as a result of their service. 

Ribble Valley's Armed Forces Covenant is a voluntary pledge of mutual support between the community and the local Armed Forces community.

We are working with the Armed Forces and veterans groups to improve local services for people who are ex-service or still serving.

The purpose of this Armed Forces covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces community in the Ribble Valley and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces.

The covenant encourages the integration of service life into civilian life and encourages members of the Armed Forces and community to help their local community. It will see a strengthening of Ribble Valley's military connections and celebrations.

For more information and to see the partner organisations involved download the Ribble Valley Armed Forces Covenant.

Government's 2021 report

Central Government have produced an Armed forces covenant annual report 2021.

The report sets out major achievements of the armed forces covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments.

Support and advice

We have produced a list of links of Service Charities and Organisations that offer advice and support to people who are ex-service or still serving within the Armed Forces and their families.

You may also contact the Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Lee Street.