South Newton & Stoford, Wiltshire, UK

Parish Council Meeting:

Wed 11 Nov 2020.

Minutes

 

Next Meeting: Wed 6th Jan 21 @ 7.30 pm - Agenda (conducted via Zoom)

Swans W.I.  March meeting report; date of next meeting tbc

200 Club - November Winners

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The National Census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. It helps plan and fund public services, like transport, education and healthcare.

 

By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you’ll help make sure you and your community get the services you need.

 

Nearer the time, you’ll receive more information. There’ll be plenty of help to take part for people who need it.

 

Find out more at www.census.gov.uk

 

The more people that are aware, the higher the completion of the Census and the more information that is gathered that enables informed decisions to be made by the government in terms of addressing the future requirements of our society.

 

Further this is the first Census that will include the questions relating to military service, which will collect data on who are veterans from the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation that those who serve and have served, and their families should be treated fairly.

 

The government, local authorities, the wider public sector, charities, commercial organisations, and civil society all have a role in supporting the Armed Forces community. This includes support to veterans regarding employment, healthcare, housing, education, and financial services. See www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk 

 

The Armed Forces covenant is mentioned due to the large military presence in Wiltshire, and the large numbers of veterans that live and work in Wiltshire. The presence of large numbers of veterans in our communities and the need to recognise their numbers in the Census are the reason I highlight this particular aspect of the Census, and ensure we drive the completion of the Census as completely as possible.

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