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Armed Forces Champions

Rutland has two Armed Forces Champions who help make sure that we deliver on our commitments to the local Armed Forces community.

They are:    

  • Helen Briggs, Chief Executive of Rutland County Council
  • Councillor Richard Foster, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People

As a demonstration of our commitment to in-Service and ex-Service personnel and their families, we've also signed the official Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Helen Briggs




Rutland County Council
Catmose Street
LE15 6HP

"Rutland has a long tradition of supporting the Armed Forces. As a result, we have vast experience when it comes to helping service personnel relocate to our area and the work that has taken place in Rutland in recent years is often used as an example of best practice as to how local councils can work effectively with the military community. We take our responsibilities towards members of the Armed Forces, both past and present, very seriously and are extremely proud of the work we do."        
Helen Briggs

Richard Foster




The Old Farm House
Manor Road
LE15 7QZ 

“People in Britain take great pride in our armed forces, not least here in Rutland where we have more than 1,000 servicemen and women based around the county. My experiences as an RAF officer, husband and father regularly moving around the world with my family, coupled with my role as our lead Member for Safeguarding Children, mean I am particularly keen to help Forces families who are new to our area. We want to do all we can to support those moving to the county, so they are able to adjust to life in Rutland quickly and with as little disruption as possible.”
Councillor Richard Foster

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