ACTION is being taken by Warwick District Council to target racial discrimination and inequality.
At a recent full council meeting a motion was passed to to reaffirm its commitment not to tolerate discrimination, and to engage with local black, Asian, minority and ethnic communities to understand how the council could overcome disadvantages experienced by them.
Councillors agreed to establish a group to review the council’s approach to equality and diversity, with a focus on race. It will produce a report and action plan of recommendations and targets for improvement.
The motion which was proposed by Leamington Willes ward councillor Mini Mangat and seconded by Coun Naveen Tangri who represents Leamington Brunswick.
Coun Mangat said: “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.”