To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence
The Mayor advised that he had received the following correspondence from Councillor A Barry and shared the contents with the Council:
‘Will you join me, in congratulating and celebrating two recent successes of this Authority:
The Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces Covenant, Employer Recognition Silver Award, was presented to Merthyr Tydfil in recognition of support to our Serving, Reservist, Veterans and their families within the Armed Forces Community. The support given by this Authority is being recognised at the highest levels with the Armed Forces and worthy of mention are obviously Jayne Overbury - Lead Armed Forces Officer, Jamie Ireland our Armed Forces Liaison Officer (AFLO) and in Hannah Brown and Sarah Miles from HR.
Cyfarthfa High School has achieved the Armed Forces Friendly Schools Bronze Award, again a Ministry of Defence Award through the Supporting Service Children in Education Wales (SSCE) and driving this award were Lyndon Brennan, the Headteacher of Cyfarthfa High School, The Armed Forces School Liaison Officer James Michalski and Julie Atkins, Business Manager at Cyfarthfa High School.
We are extremely proud to have been recognised by these prestigious Awards in expressing our pledge, demonstration and advocacy support to our defence and the Armed Forces Community and our aligned values to the Armed Forces family’.