Armed forces champion

Councillor Christopher Ryan is Blackpool’s Armed Forces Champion 

Councillor Chris Ryan - Blackpool's Armed Forces Champion
He is spearheading plans to improve access to services and support for serving and ex-service men and women.
Councillor Ryan is responsible for putting together and delivering an action plan, developed with interested groups to address some of the barriers and issues.
The action plan compliments the Armed Forces Community Covenant for Blackpool - a commitment of mutual support between the civilian community and the Armed Forces and veterans.

Blackpool’s armed forces community covenant

In October 2011, Blackpool was the first place in the North West to show its commitment to the armed forces by signing the Community Covenant.

Blackpool has long-standing links with the armed forces, and over the last few years the effort to welcome and support them has increased.  Every year, Armed Forces’ Week events take place to celebrate and commemorate those who have served, and are still serving, our country.

This covenant is the town’s way of formally acknowledging that relationship and building on it for the benefit of the whole community. 

Blackpool’s community covenant was signed by

  • The Leader of Blackpool Council
  • Brigade Commander  of 42 Brigade (North West)representing the military,
  • Gordon Marsden MP
  • Paul Maynard MP
  • NHS Blackpool
  • Blackpool Civic Society
  • Blackpool Improvement District (BID), 
  • The Fylde Ex-Service Liaison Committee.  

 

To contact Councillor Ryan, please email armedforceschampion@blackpool.gov.uk