What is the Lincolnshire Community Covenant?
The Lincolnshire Community Covenant is a commitment from public and private organisations throughout the county to support Armed Forces communities (serving personnel, reserves, families, veterans and the bereaved) in Lincolnshire.
The covenant's two principles are that:
- the armed forces community should not face disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services
- special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given more, such as the injured or the bereaved
The covenant exists to redress the disadvantages that the Armed Forces community may face in comparison to other citizens, and to recognise sacrifices made.
The Armed Forces Covenant is supported by the Community Covenant and the Corporate Covenant. The Community Covenant encourages local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their area and promote public understanding and awareness. The Corporate Covenant is a public pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community.
How is it delivered?
Working together, organisations involved in the Lincolnshire Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership will attempt to meet the covenant aims by:
- encouraging local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their area
- developing public understanding and awareness of issues affecting the Armed Forces community
- recognising and remembering the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community
- encouraging activities which help integrate the Armed Forces community into local life
- encouraging the Armed Forces community to help and support the wider community through participation in events, joint projects and other initiatives
For further information about the Lincolnshire Community Covenant, please contact us at SKDC or the Community Engagement Team at Lincolnshire County Council.
|South Kesteven District Council|
Armed Forces Champions
Contact: Sarah Hutchison
|Lincolnshire County Council|
Community Engagement Team
The Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs are groups of veterans and serving members of all arms of Her Majesty's Armed Forces, who, in short, look out for each other.
They meet every weekend, Saturday or Sunday mornings, eat breakfast together and indulge in some good old military banter. For many, this also leads to meeting socially at other times and network among the variety of trades the veterans all now work in.There are representatives from Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines... so come along and join in the banter! Just contact the group in advance or turn up on a Saturday or Sunday morning (please note that ID may be requested to ensure eligibility).
The Bourne Breakfast Club meets every Saturday at 9.45am at The Sugar Mill for tea/coffee, with breakfast ordered around 10am.