|Representatives of the Military and Community Leaders were present at the signing of the Gateshead Community Covenant|
Armed Forces Community Covenants signed in Gateshead and Preston
In two separate signing ceremonies local members of the Armed Forces, both past and present, together with their families, have received a public promise of support from the people of Gateshead and Preston.
Last week, Gateshead Council signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant, pledging to work with local charities and voluntary groups, businesses and private individuals to support current and ex-Service personnel throughout the borough. Preston City Council became the latest local authority to pledge its support to the military through its signing of a Community Covenant this Monday.
The Community Covenant initiative was one of the key measures in the Armed Forces Covenant published in May 2011.