Councillor steps down from his role as chairman of armed forces partnership

June 27 2022
Councillor steps down from his role as chairman of armed forces partnership

Wychavon’s district councillor representing Whittington and Norton has stood down from his role as chairman of Worcestershire’s Armed Forces Covenant Partnership.

Conservative councillor Rob Adams had led the partnership since 2012 and has been replaced by Worcestershire Conservative county councillor Richard Morris, who represents Droitwich West division.

Worcestershire was one of the first counties in the West Midlands to commit to the Covenant, ensuring people who served or who have served in the armed forces and their families are treated fairly. 

Cllr Adams said: “The Covenant has been at the heart of our support to the armed forces community, enabling them to access help in Worcestershire from statutory providers and from the charitable and voluntary sector.

“The work we’ve undertaken since signing the covenant in 2012 is having a positive effect on the lives of both serving and ex-service men and women and whilst there is still work to do, we have made great inroads into understanding and responding to the local needs of our veteran community.

“It has been an honour to represent the interests of our armed forces community over the past 10 years and it is with great pride that I now hand over the reigns to Cllr Richard Morris.”

Councillor Adams will remain on the partnership as armed forces champion for Wychavon District Council. 

Cllr Morris said: “Under his tenure as chairman for the past 10 years, Rob Adams has championed the armed forces community with great passion and tenacity, particularly in cases where veterans needed support.”

He added: “I have had a terrific mentor in Cllr Rob Adams and will struggle to fill his shoes but will try my best.

“I am so pleased that Rob will stay with the group as Wychavon champion.”

The partnership represents the public sector, NHS trusts, military charities and armed forces champions representing Worcestershire's six district councils.  

Cllr Rob Adams, right, with his successor, Cllr Richard Morris