Armed Forces

We have pledged to build stronger relationships between the military and civilian communities.

Our dedicated Armed Forces Coordinator Works between key stakeholders, developing and implementing specific programmes of work to support North Somerset’s Armed Forces communities and championing Armed Forces issues at a strategic level.

The Armed Forces role supports the Armed Forces Steering Group in meeting their commitments to the Armed Forces Covenant which aims to ensure members of the armed forces community are not disadvantaged by their service.

Armed Forces Covenant

This is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and local armed forces community. Our community covenant pledges to scrutinise all aspects of our operations to ensure that members of the armed forces, veterans and their families are treated correctly and not disadvantaged as a consequence of having served.

For more information, visit our North Somerset Armed Forces covenant website:

Heroes Welcome

Weston-super-Mare was the first town in the south west to adopt the Heroes Welcome scheme. The scheme involves businesses displaying a Heroes Welcome sticker to indicates a special welcome to members of the forces. The scheme is not a registered charity or a discount scheme. It it is free to join and members may choose to offer discounts or service upgrades.