Council seeks views on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

In conjunction with National Inclusion Week, East Cambridgeshire District Council is launching a five-week consultation to gather views on their new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

The opening of the consultation, which will take place on Monday, follows a unanimous vote by members at last night’s Finance and Assets Committee to progress the policy into consultation stage.

The consultation will give residents in East Cambridgeshire the opportunity to review and submit their comments on the policy.

The new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy aims to expand on the Single Equality Scheme that has previously been in place, as well as set out the Council’s commitment to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for staff, members, contractors and visitors that is free from discrimination.

Following the consultation, responses will be collated and incorporated in the policy which will be presented to the Finance and Assets Committee for formal adoption.

Councillor David Brown, Chairman of the Finance and Assets Committee, said:

“The proposed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy is an important step being taken by the Council to ensure that they continue to provide a supportive environment which is free from discrimination for everyone, as well as outlining and taking more action on the matter.

“The policy sets out the actions already being undertaken to promote equality and diversity as well as outlining our responsibilities and commitments for 2020-2023.
“We are urging all members of the public to take part and have their say on this important matter during the consultation period.”

The consultation is open for comments until October 31st 2020.

To view the new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and take part in the consultation, visit the East Cambridgeshire District Council website: https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/consultations/current-consultations

Press release from East Cambridgeshire District Council

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