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Jan 26 2012

Harrow Council began consultations this week on a set of new ‘equality objectives.’

Harrow Council began consultations this week on a set of new ‘equality objectives’ to ensure that Harrow, one of the most ethnically diverse boroughs in the country, continues to build on its commitment to equality and diversity.

The proposed ‘equality objectives’ were developed following consultation with residents and partners when the council produced its Single Equality Scheme (SES) last year.

The objectives will ensure Council services meet the needs and requirements of its diverse community.

Consultation on the new objectives started this week and will continue until 4th March 2012. During this time online questionnaires will be available to all residents, service users, voluntary and community groups, businesses, partners, stakeholders and staff to complete.

View the questionnaire and have your say: Equalities objectives

Portfolio holder for Performance, Customer Services and Corporate Services, Cllr Graham Henson said:

“The borough’s diversity is something we value highly and I would encourage everyone to contribute to the consultation. Our overall ambition is to improve services within our community, which means that we need to champion diversity and promote equality in everything we do. This equalities scheme highlights our commitment to maintain and build on our strengths in this area while tackling discrimination.”

Following this stage of consultation, the equality objectives will be presented to councillors at cabinet in April.

Source: Harrow Council

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