Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is committed to supporting forces personnel and their families, and to helping them to continue to contribute strongly to society.

The council has signed up to a Community Covenant action plan in consultation with the Royal British Legion to support the service community. To find out more visit the Armed Forces Community Covenant page.

The council also gives special dispensation for anyone serving in the armed forces (currently or within the last five years), to be eligible to join the Housing Needs Register without having to demonstrate a local connection to the borough. Further information can be found on our who can apply page. 

Support and Advice for Veterans

Support and advice for veterans can be found on the national Armed Forces Covenant website, including how to access support groups and breakfast clubs in the local area. These can also be located through the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs website. There is useful information on healthcare for the armed forces, veterans and their loved ones on the NHS website .

The Hatfield & Welwyn G.C. Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club meet on the first Sunday of every month at 10am at Harpsfield Hall Wetherspoons in Hatfield. For more information, contact Elaine Forman on 07388 123201, email the club at elaine.forman@hotmail.com, and/ or visit the club's Facebook page. There is also a Herts, Beds and Cambs AFVBBC Facebook page.

The Hertfordshire Heroes website is also a good source of advice and support for those who serve, or have served in the Armed Forces and their families.

More information and support

Should you have any questions or wish to receive more information regarding Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's contribution to Armed Services support, please contact our nominated officer or the Member Representative.