Decision details

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



a)    the possibility of expanding the e-training modules regarding the Armed Forces Covenant, Housing and Homelessness for frontline staff, across all sections of the Council, be further explored;


b)    the work undertaken by the Council’s Senior Community Engagement Officer in supporting the Ashfield Armed Forces community, be commended;


c)    the potential to designate an Armed Forces representative in each section of the Council, be explored;


d)    Cabinet supports and continues to commit to achieving the MoD Gold Employer Recognition Award through the Defence Employee Recognition Scheme;


e)    a robust and purposeful Reservist Policy continues to be developed, to assist and support employees as required;


f)     Cabinet commits to increasing awareness across the Council and embedding ongoing support for the local Armed Forces Community within the Council’s Corporate Plan;


g)    an Armed Forces Welcome Pack designed to support the Armed Forces Community with the transition to civilian life in Ashfield, be developed.

Publication date: 22/07/2021

Date of decision: 19/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/07/2021

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