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Basildon's Civil Military Partnership Board

The signing of the Armed Forces Community Covenant in 2012 quickly led to the establishment of the Basildon Borough Civil Military Partnership Board. The Board's primary aim is to fulfil the objectives of both of Basildon's armed forces covenants.

Image showing the Civil Military Partnership Board brand

Image showing the Civil Military Partnership Board brand

The Civil/Military Partnership Board will:

  • Identify the local needs of our Armed Forces Community and their families, both serving personnel (regular and reservists) and those retired from the Armed Forces;
  • Identify local priorities and develop projects to meet these needs. This will include submitting project bids to the Community Covenant Grant Scheme, and to all other relevant funding agencies;
  • Establish work streams/programmes as appropriate and relevant at the time;
  • Identify gaps in current services;
  • Establish Sub-Committees/Groups to target particular priority areas;
  • Explore sources of support to the wider community that could be provided from the Armed Forces, both serving personnel and those retired from the Armed Forces;
  • Promote the Corporate Covenant scheme working with local businesses to support Armed Forces Veterans;
  • Oversee and co-ordinate delivery of projects to ensure they have the desired impact and outcomes to proactively engage with both Armed Forces (serving both regular, reservists, cadets and retired) and the Civilian Community of Basildon. This includes information sharing;
  • Report progress to relevant strategic panels that operate in; the Basildon Borough, Essex and Nationwide.

Membership on the Board includes representatives from:

  • The Royal Naval Association
  • The Royal Air Force Association
  • Army Veterans
  • The Royal British Legion
  • The Royal Anglian Regiment
  • The Cadets
  • Armed Forces Charities
  • Public Sector Representatives who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Private Sector Representatives who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Voluntary Sector Representatives

The Civil/Military Partnership Board meets quarterly. At a meeting in December 2018 the Board recommended that Basildon Council sign an Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. This recommendation was accepted by the council's Policy Oversight and Strategy Committee and the Corporate Covenant was signed in February 2019.

Further information and enquiries

Enquiries please to the council's Head of Engagement - 01268 533333.

Housing - Basildon's Homeseeker Register

Basildon Councils Housing Allocation Scheme contains extra provision for current and former members of the armed forces and their ex-partners who need to move from their current home, including:

  • Relaxed local residence connection criteria
  • Priority for time spent in service
  • Priority for qualifying applicants who need to move urgently 

Not everyone will qualify to the join the Homeseeker Register, but if you are in housing need you can apply online:

We will then fully assess your application according to your individual circumstances.