Our Commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Rutland has a long history of supporting Armed Forces families and personnel who live here. We are proud to support the local Armed Forces community in Rutland and have pledged our ongoing support for the services by signing the official Armed Forces Community Covenant.
Our commitment to the local Armed Forces community can be seen through our work with regiments who are based here in Rutland and by way of our Armed Forces Champions.
In recent years, we’ve enjoyed working closely with 2 Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment and 7 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps at Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore, as well as 16 Regiment Royal Artillery, 1 Military Working Dogs and 2 Medical Regiment at St George’s Barracks, North Luffenham.
Rutland has a dedicated 'Armed Forces Officer' whose role it is to support our Armed Forces Community. Our Armed Forces Officer helps to support serving members of the Armed Forces, reservists, veterans or service families in Rutland with access to healthcare; education and school placements; employment and training opportunities; access to housing and accommodation.
The Rutland Armed Forces Discount Scheme is being set up to support service personnel and their families as they relocate to Rutland from elsewhere in the UK and overseas. Participating businesses display a window sticker on their premises, to show they're involved. Plastic membership cards are issued to eligible Armed Forces personnel and their families for them to present when making a purchase, at which point the agreed discount will be applied.
Rutland County Council is a unitary authority responsible for local government in the historic county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. Our vision is to ensure Rutland is a great place to live, learn, work, play and visit.
To achieve this we want our staff to feel enabled to be the best they can be every day, with opportunities to provide and continuously develop excellent services, in a supportive and professional environment.