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Armed Forces get-togethers kick-off at the home of Northampton football

Community, safety and emergencies

01 July 2022

Union Flag on the shoulder of a solider.

The series of drop-in Community Hubs for armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families, is being extended to Sixfields Stadium - the home of Northampton Town FC.

The first Armed Forces Community Hub to be held in the Cobblers Lounge will take place between 10am and midday on Monday, 4 July.

Sessions will continue at the same time during the first Monday of every month.

Cllr David Smith, West Northamptonshire Council’s (WNC) Armed Forces Covenant Member Champion and Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement, said: "We owe an enormous gratitude to our armed forces, when they leave active service it is our duty to welcome them back into our communities and support their return to civilian life.

"For whatever reason they might become isolated, the way back is building upon the community they already know, the men and women who they served alongside, and their families.

"I would urge anyone connected to the forces to come along, you might not need help yourself, but you could be the encounter that makes a genuine difference to someone else’s life."

New evening sessions have also been added to the existing schedule of Community Hubs in the north of the county at:

  • West Glebe Pavilion in Corby on the last Tuesday of every month from 1pm to 3pm, and now 6pm to 8pm, and
  • The Corn Market Hall in Kettering on the second Thursday of every month from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and now 6pm to 8pm

For more details on the new hubs and for details on sessions in Daventry and Northampton, visit AFC website.