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An Armed Forces Community Covenant for Wyre has been agreed.
Representatives from Wyre Council, the Royal British Legion and Wyre's armed forces communities have signed a mutual pledge of support for serving and ex-servicemen and women.
Councillor Terry Rogers, Wyre's Armed Forces Champion and former soldier, said: "I'm delighted that the covenant has been officially agreed and am now looking forward to delivering the benefits to servicemen and women throughout Wyre.
"We have a dedicated group of veterans working on ways to improve services and support including making it easier to access health care, housing services and financial advice plus discount schemes with local businesses and leisure facilities.
"The support from the people of Wyre for this cause has been brilliant and I hope to see greater integration between our civilian and armed forces communities as a result."
Peter Yates, Chairman of the Lancashire branch of the Royal British Legion, said: "I'm very pleased that a covenant has been agreed in Wyre, one of the first boroughs in Lancashire to adopt the scheme.
"Waiting lists and procedures for health care and housing can be long and complex and veterans deserve better than the current levels of support available. Community covenants will help to change this."
A flag raising ceremony was also held in the grounds of the Civic Centre in Poulton to mark Armed Forces Day (Saturday 30 June) and acknowledge the contribution and sacrifice made by servicemen and women across the country.
Wyre's Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary pledge of mutual support between the borough's civilian and armed forces communities. It complements the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces.
For more information visit wyre.gov.uk/ArmedForcesChampion