Council launches new publication to support Armed Forces Community

Bassetlaw District Council has launched a new publication designed to help those leaving or who have left the Armed Forces access support in the District.

Leaving the armed forces can have a huge impact on the life of service personnel and their family. From finding a job and housing, settling a family into schools, jobs and social activities, the booklet highlights the services that are available from the Council and our partner organisations that can help with resettlement.

Councillor Tony Eaton, Armed Forces Champion at Bassetlaw District Council said:

“Leaving the Armed Forces can have a big impact on the life of service personnel and their families. We wanted to pull together information that can help people access services and support upon leaving the Armed Forces, not just from the Council but also from a range of partners and volunteers within Bassetlaw.”

Stephen Brown, Head of Corporate Services at Bassetlaw District Council and Lead Officer for Armed Forces issues said: “I am grateful to the organisations and volunteers that provide support to the Armed Forces community in Bassetlaw and for their help in pulling together this booklet. We want to ensure that those leaving the Armed Forces and settling in Bassetlaw can access the help and support they need.”

Copies of the document are available from the Council Offices in Worksop, Harworth and Retford, online via or from any business displaying the ‘Support for the Armed Forces Community’ poster.

Pictured L – R

Back Row: Alan Henry, 59 Squadron, Royal Engineers; Cllr Simon Greaves; Ian Hollis, Royal Engineers
Ryan Rodgers, 2 Mercian; Cllr Tony Eaton; Geoff Hampson, Royal Signals, Lynne Jobling, Worksop Breakfast Club

Last Updated on Friday, October 25, 2019