Equalities, Diversity and Inclusivity high on the agenda
Today, Councillor Jacob Birch chaired the first meeting of the newly re-formed East Riding Equalities Network (EREN).
The meeting was attended by representatives from the council, health, fire service and the police as well as portfolio holder, Councillor Kerri Harold.
ABOVE: Cllr Birch and Cllr Harold
Cllr Birch said “It is a huge pleasure to chair such an important network of people, all working towards a common goal. That goal being to deliver on their respective organisations statutory responsibilities but also to future improve equality, diversity and inclusion within their organisation“
The meeting took place virtually and received updates from the Humber Equality Practitioners Network. Also discussed was what current and future projects are planned and what partnership working possibilities there was to bring forward this agenda.
East Riding of Yorkshire Councils LGBTQ+ Action Plan was also highlighted with the latest update and actions being discussed, as well as highlighting what projects could come from this work.
The East Riding Equality Network is in place to ensure there is a strong East Riding voice and influence within the wider governance and scope of organisational structures.
EREN also allows for constructive dialog and partnership working between bodies working towards delivering on the EDI agenda and priorities.