Following Stanley Town Council’s decision to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in the summer, Stanley Town Council were last week recognised by the MOD Employer Recognitions scheme and awarded a bronze award.
The bronze award recognises the Town Council’s commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant by agreeing to ensure our recruitment processes treat ex-armed forces personnel, reservists and their families favourably by guaranteeing interviews for relevant people who meet essential job criteria, and by promoting the covenant within our area.
Pictured with the award are Deputy Town Mayor Cllr David Marshall (L) and Council Leader Cllr Les Timbey (R).
Cllr Marshall, who is the Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said “I have already arranged meetings with local businesses to promote the covenant to them and I hope to do much more to promote the covenant and support armed forces personnel over the coming year”.
It was also announced at the Council’s meeting on 22nd October that the Council will be working with Help for Heroes to build a banner case to display the South Moor No1 Lodge banner within the Civic Hall next year.