Council’s inclusivity celebrated with award

Published Thursday 27 February 2020

An accolade which celebrates equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, and beyond, has been awarded to Harborough District Council.

The Council formally received the LGBT+ Inclusion Award at Trinity House in Leicester on 25 February 2020.

LGBT+ Award

The LGBT+ Inclusion Award recognises good practice and the advancement of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) inclusion for organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The award was set up in partnership with the equality, diversity and inclusion teams at De Montfort University, the University of Leicester, Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Leicester LGBT Centre.

The award provides visible recognition for organisations across the region for their commitment to LGBT+ inclusive practices.

Cllr Paul Dann, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet member for corporate services, said: “We are delighted to receive this award which is an acknowledgement of our commitment to ensuring that our District is inclusive. We will continually strive to improve our work with regard to removing barriers for our LGBT+ communities to help achieve genuine equality.”

Earlier this month, Harborough District Council flew the rainbow flag above The Symington Building in Market Harborough to show its support for equality, inclusion and diversity at the start of LGBT History Month.

Pictured: (l-r) Harborough District Council representatives with the rainbow flag: Rachael Felts customer services and engagement manager, Norman Proudfoot joint chief executive, Cllr Paul Dann, and Julie Clarke equality and diversity officer