Covenant Information

On 24th June 2013, the Council and a number of partners signed up to a Community Covenant which aims to support the armed forces community in the Neath Port Talbot area.

This will inspire greater public understanding and awareness of issues affecting the Armed Forces community in the county borough.

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Councillor Chris James – Neath Port Talbot’s Armed Forces Champion

In his role as the Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor James will help raise the profile of the armed forces community and strive to achieve greater public understanding and awareness of the issues affecting it. He will advocate on its behalf and aim to ensure its interests are properly considered by and prioritised within the Council’s policies and strategies.

Speaking of his role, Councillor James said:

“It is a great privilege to be Armed Forces Champion for the county borough. I feel very passionately that people who put themselves on the line whilst serving their country, and after service, should be treated well by the community.

“Historically this country doesn’t have a very good record of supporting our service people when they become veterans. However, that is starting to change and I want to be part of that change for the benefit of the armed forces community in this area.”

Councillor James joined the Royal Navy in 1990. Whilst working in Naval Operations he served in both the Sierra Leone and Afghanistan conflicts before leaving in 2005 after being injured in service.

Councillor James was appointed to the role by Council Leader Rob Jones in June 2017, who at the time said:

Chris will be an excellent Armed Forces Champion. As a veteran himself, he will be totally committed to the role and can empathise with service people and the issues that affect them and their families. I have every confidence that he will be tireless in driving forward improved access to services and support for serving and ex-service men and women.”

Councillor James joined the Royal Navy in 1990. Whilst working in Naval Operations he served in both the Sierra Leone and Afghanistan conflicts before leaving in 2005 after being injured in service.


The Armed Forces Covenant in Wales
To learn more about the work of the Covenant across Wales, which also features a short film about the community support offered at Bulldogs BCA in Neath Port Talbot, please view here.

Enquiries

If you have any questions about the Covenant or about local services for Armed Forces personnel and veterans, then please email the

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Supporting Documents
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