At last week's Full Council meeting, a motion was passed by Warwick District Council to reaffirm its commitment not to tolerate discrimination in any form.
Councillors also committed to engage with our local Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic (BAME) communities to understand how the Council can overcome the many disadvantages experienced by these groups.
At the meeting Councillors committed to establishing a Task and Finish Group to review the Council’s approach to equality and diversity, with a focus on race. Reporting to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee the Group will produce a report and action plan of recommendations and measurable targets for improvement.
The motion which was proposed by Councillor Mini Mangat (Leamington, Willes Ward) and seconded by Councillor Naveen Tangri (Leamington, Brunswick Ward).
Councillor Mangat commented;
“This motion isn’t just words, but a call to action to make measurable changes on a range of issues both in our Council and our communities in order to overcome racial discrimination and inequality. I welcome the important message this sends that we stand united against racism.”
You can view the motion on the Council's YouTube channel.