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Community Covenant Scheme

The Community Covenant Scheme was launched by the Government in 2011, at which it was agreed that the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant would be written into law.

The principles include:

  • recognising the unique nature of service
  • ensuring that there is no disadvantage, e.g. no accessing public services, as a result of Service in the Armed Forces, and
  • allowing special treatment were justified, e.g. in the case of injured personnel.

Community Covenants are voluntary statements of mutual support between civilian communities and their local Armed Forces community.

Community Covenants aim to:

  • encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their areas;
  • nurture public understanding and awareness of the issues affecting the Armed Forces community;
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community;
  • encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces into local life; and
  • encourage the Armed Forces community to help and support the wider community whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement.

Ceredigion County Council has signed up to the Community Covenant Scheme.


Free swims at Ceredigion Swimming Pools for Armed Forces

Past and present members of the Armed Forces are to be offered free swimming at swimming pools in Ceredigion.

Ceredigion County Council have agreed to offer the free swims to veterans and serving personnel on leave during public sessions at local swimming pool. The initiative is funded by the Welsh Government and supported by the Welsh Local Government Association.

Anyone who wants to take advantage of the scheme must be in possession of an MOD Defence Privilege Card, and the scheme will not apply to spouses/partners or family members.

Pools taking part in this initiative are in Cardigan, Lampeter, Llandysul, Tregaron, Aberaeron and Plascrug, Aberystwyth.