Call to military organisations to get in touch

Published 15th March 2019

A Sandwell councillor is urging military and uniformed services groups to get in contact so they can be told about local support and advice for their members.

Councillor Steve Melia, chair of the Sandwell Armed Forces and Veterans Parades' Committee, wants to contact all the military and uniformed services ex-personnel organisations in the borough to contact him.

“I want to create a full list of all these organisations so that we can be in touch with them on a number of important things,” he said.

“We would really like to get their input on planning parades and events through the year,” he added.

“I also want to ensure that the groups know about the support, advice and information about services, welfare and grants for the armed forces and uniformed services communities,” he said.

Councillor Melia said he hope that all groups would contact him with their details because the council, as part of our Armed Forces Covenant, wanted to ensure that they get all the information possible.

He can be contacted at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, or at