Our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Dover District is steeped in military history as Britain’s frontline town; the very fabric of the area has been shaped by the part it has played in the defence realm. From our castles, coastal fortifications and war memorials to strong traditions and cultural ties which have become borne of our connections with the armed forces. Every branch of the armed forces has had, at some time or other, a major presence in the Dover district. We recognise the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families can bring to our organisation. For this reason we are delighted to support the Armed Forces Covenant in supporting our armed forces community in many different ways:
Dover District Council is a second tier local authority providing a wide range of statutory and public services across two urban areas (Dover and Deal), a market town (Sandwich), and a large rural area made up of villages and smaller settlements. The area's population is 114,200. Dover District Council came into existence in April 1974 under the last major reorganisation of local government. Today, the Council has 32 members representing 17 wards, and employs c.330 staff.
The Council's vision is to secure a prosperous future for the Dover district, which will be a place where people want to live, work, invest and visit. The Council aims to achieve this vision by focusing on four strategic priorities: