12-Jul-2017

Huntingdonshire District Council has underlined its support for diversity and equality across Cambridgeshire by taking the Equality Pledge. Joining the council are leading organisations from across the county including other councils, Cambridge United Football Club, the University of Cambridge and emergency services.

The Equality Pledge is being made on Saturday 15 July and the event is being hosted at Cambridge United Football Club. The Equality Pledge states: "We believe in the dignity of all people and their right to respect and equality of opportunity. We value the strength that comes with difference and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community. Our aspiration is for Cambridge and the wider region to be safe, welcoming and inclusive."

District Councillor Angie Dickinson, Executive Member for Community Resilience and Wellbeing said: "I am delighted to be signing the Cambridgeshire Equality Pledge on behalf of Huntingdonshire District Council. We are committed to providing equality in our policy-making, service delivery and employment. We want to continue to improve the quality of life for residents and deliver economic growth whilst providing value for money services. To achieve the council’s strategic priorities and meet the challenges we face, we must involve all communities in how we develop our services and activities in the future."

The partner institutions also signing up to the Equality Pledge are: Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Fenland District Council, Office of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner, South Cambridgeshire District Council and University of Cambridge.

To make your own Equality Pledge visit https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/equality-pledge. You can also show your support by Tweeting the special Twitter-friendly Equality Pledge: "Dignity. Respect. Equality. We value the strength that comes with difference & the positive contribution diversity brings." The hashtag is: #EqualityPledge.