Woking Borough Council and Armed Forces partnership launched
By mattcollison | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 12:57
THE ARMED Forces have entered into a formal partnership with Woking Borough Council in a move that aims to forge stronger community links and attract a share of £30 million government funding.
Leader of Woking Borough Council John Kingsbury, the Mayor of Woking Michael Smith and Lt Col Dickinson.
Both parties came together to formalise their partnership via a community covenant at a ceremony on November 1.
The signed accord allows opportunities to bid for a share of government funding over the next four years towards projects benefitting local and military communities.
Signing on behalf of the Armed Forces was Lt Col Dickinson, commanding officer the Army Training Centre in Pirbright.
He said: "The Armed Forces have for a long time been an integral a part of the community here in Surrey and have always enjoyed tremendous support and through the signing of this covenant tonight we hope to make sure that relationship becomes even stronger in the future."
Mayor of Woking councillor Michael Smith, said: "Woking Borough is proud to have been formally asked to sign up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant by Commanding Officer, Lt Col Dickinson of the Army Training Centre, Pirbright. "The signing of the covenant is a new chapter in our relationship with the Centre, which I hope will bring many benefits to both civilian and army communities in the near future."