July 2nd 2013

Nottinghamshire Mayors are briefed

A number of newly elected Mayors from boroughs around Nottinghamshire attended an event at County Hall yesterday (1 July) designed to give them an insight into both the Reserve Forces and local Cadet units.

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) organised the briefing session for the new Civics to give individuals a chance to learn about the RFCA, the support available to those in the Reserve forces, the types of activities Reservists can get involved in and what the differences are between being a Cadet and being an adult involved in the military.
Nick Sharpe, Chief Executive at East Midlands RFCA, and Simon Worsley, RFCA’s Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Cadets and Youth, both attended the event and answered any questions attendees had over the two-hour meeting.
Simon Worsley said: “We were grateful that the new Civics were available to take time out of their regular busy schedules to come and learn more about our organisation, who we are and what we do. The event was a success with Mayors attending from Gedling, Ashfield, Ollerton and Rushcliffe among others as well as the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council John Allin. We received good feedback from those in attendance and we hope these new relationships will continue long into the future.
“We were very grateful that these Civic leaders made time in their busy programmes to come and learn more about Reserves and Cadets in Nottinghamshire and also about the role of the RFCA. There was a useful interchange of ideas and we hope that this briefing becomes a regular item in the induction of not just Nottinghamshire’s Civic leaders but of all the Counties and Local Authorities across the East Midlands.”