County Voice

Council recognised for support of the armed forces community

The Council has been recognised for its support of the armed forces community.

The Council is one of 24 Welsh organisations and private sector employers to have received a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award in 2021 from the Ministry of Defence.

The ERS encourages employers to support defence and is open to employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of the Council, said: “We are delighted to have achieved this recognition from the Ministry of Defence.

“This recognition is vital to show our support of the contribution made by all those who serve in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

“As an employer we have been able to ensure that service personnel and members of the Armed Forces community are supported within the Council.”

The Council signed the Armed Forced Covenant in 2019.

The official presentation of the award will take place at the Armed Forces in Wales and ERS Silver Awards Ceremony in Cardiff on Thursday 25th November.

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