UPDATE: Problems contacting us by email

We are currently not able to receive emails. Our IT provider has been subject to a cyber attack. From the checks they have carried out so far, they do not believe our systems have been affected, however as a precautionary measure we have blocked all external emails from reaching our servers, until they can assure us that this is the case.

Emails from us are not affected by the block that is in place, so you should still receive contact from us in this way, although it may take slightly longer than normal. 

We will let you know when these issues are resolved.

If you need us urgently, please call us.

Equality objectives

We want our equality objectives to make a real difference, promote opportunity and fairness, and support people to fulfil their potential. Setting equality objectives helps the council to do this by placing a focus on equality issues with the intention of improving outcomes for one or more of the protected characteristics.

Equality Objective 2019 – 2022

A new Council Strategy was agreed by full Council in February 2019. One of the council’s ambitions for Gloucestershire, as set out in the Strategy, is to have an inclusive county:

An Inclusive County – the economic and social benefits of growth to be felt by all communities, including rural, urban and our areas of highest deprivation. Opportunities to be available for all and good relations between those who have protected characteristics and those who do not.

It has been agreed that this will be the council’s new equality objective (2019 – 2022), as it broadly encompasses the principles of the Public Sector Equality Duty on public bodies to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Officer executive decision - Equality Objectives 2019 2022

Areas Equality Objective Protected Characteristic
All An Inclusive County – the economic and social benefits of growth to be felt by all communities, including rural, urban and our areas of highest deprivation. Opportunities to be available for all and good relations between those who have protected characteristics and those who do not. All

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