Councillor John Fox is Peterborough’s armed forces champion. Councillor Fox served as a radio operator in the Royal Navy for 11 years, joining the service at the age of 15. He served at HMS Ganges, a training establishment, for a year and then at HMS Mercury to specialise in communications before joining the fleet.
One of his key roles is to be the point of contact for queries from ex-Forces personnel who need help and assistance. He will be able to signpost people to relevant support, or help unblock any problems that people have accessing services.
Cllr Fox will also chair a Partnership board, involving a number of organisations that support Forces personnel and veterans, which will help to bid for funds from the Armed Forces Community Covenant grant scheme. The Partnership will also review council policies to ensure they can meet the needs of ex-Forces personnel.
Armed Forces Community Covenant
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is an agreement between Peterborough City Council, The Civilian Community of Peterborough and The Armed Forces Community in Peterborough.