About Us

Contact Us

About Us

The Armed Forces Major Events Team (AFMET)

The Armed Forces Major Events Team (AFMET) are best known for our delivery of the largest armed forces weekend in the region which attracts very large numbers of visitors to the Borough of North East Lincolnshire adding massive commercial benefit to the area through attracting over 180,000 people and bolstering the local economy. The effect is amazing particularly given it is organised entirely by a dedicated group of ‘unpaid’ volunteers. We have only one aim which is to support all members of our armed forces, those serving, injured veterans and their families and to uphold the ‘esteem’ in which our armed forces are held.

We support our armed forces community not for a weekend, but throughout the year offering facilities within our HIVE as a one-stop-shop where our community comes together to receive direct support provided by professional services under one roof. We are proud of the fact we are the catalyst in bringing together our civil and military communities throughout the year and work tirelessly to ensure that this works for all. As you look through the information provided here you recognise that this is a combined effort by a number of agencies working for the common good and delivering outstanding services to the armed forces community in recognition of their endeavours, sacrifices and exceptional works they do on behalf of our Nation.

Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant across North East Lincolnshire

The Armed Forces Major Events Team (AFMET) is responsible for the delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant across North East Lincolnshire.

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

The covenant focusses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.

The covenant supports serving personnel, service leavers, veterans, and their families. And is fulfilled by the different groups that have committed to making a difference.

The Knoll

In the heart of Cleethorpes

AFMET HQ is at The Knoll, a Grade II listed building built around 1898, in the heart of Cleethorpes.

With support from the Ministry of Defence, North East Lincolnshire Council, and local tradespeople, the team have been able to extensively restore and refurbish the 19th century house, transforming the historic property into a Hive for the entire Armed Forces community.

Each of the rooms has been carefully decorated to reflect the heritage of the Armed Forces whilst maintaining many of the building’s original features.

This is a place where AFMET deliver the Armed Forces Community Covenant, “a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly”, and where the community can meet and receive any support they may need.

Book a Meeting Room

A special place for your meeting
Hold a meeting, conference or training course in style at the Knoll with its well equipped meeting room and catering facilities.

There are two main rooms for hire, the Red Room and the Blue Room. Both are available for day and evening bookings, and can hold up to 10 delegates (boardroom style).

We can arrange a hot or cold buffet for you and your delegates with refreshments served at time to suit you and at very competitive prices. Or as an alternative you may like to order from Blighty’s Cafe.

If you would like to book either of the rooms, or discuss a potential booking, you can contact the team on 01472 324355.

The Knoll
Knoll Street
North East Lincolnshire
DN35 8LL
UK Registration Number: 10849279