Our 2030 vision for the borough aims over the next twenty years to work in collaboration with our communities and our partners to ‘develop the borough to be distinctive, vibrant and thriving, with a happy, high achieving community at its heart’.
Central to realising this commitment is overcoming inequalities and promoting equality for residents and staff to help us achieve a fair and high achieving society.
Our equality objectives responds to our communities’ priorities and aspirations
Meeting the needs of an ageing population
Meeting the needs of children and young people in the borough
Tackling crime and community safety
Improving education and helping people to improve their skills
The equalities objectives also aim to contribute to the following corporate priorities of the council:
Help and support for our residents who need it most
Bright futures for the borough’s children and young people
A safe borough
An ambitious council which improves the lives of residents and works in a transparent way
We have focussed on publishing public sector data that will enable people to compare the current performance against future performance. This will allow residents and the council to assess the progress made towards achieving our equality objectives.
Taking co-ordinated action as partners to tackle inequalities
Maximising the educational achievement of all children and young people and reducing inequality
Ensuring fair access to services based on need
Reducing incidences of hate crime
Council workforce 2010/11
Council workforce 2011/12
To aim for a balanced workforce that reflects the demographic profile of the borough
To ensure fair treatment of all employees