A thriving Elmbridge community is one where no one is left behind and all people feel their local council supports them.
June is Pride month in the UK. This is a vibrant and inclusive celebration honouring the LGBTQ+ community, their history, achievements, and ongoing struggle for equality. It is an annual event that serves as a reminder of the importance of acceptance and diversity. It brings together individuals, organisations, and communities to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and celebrate the progress made towards a more inclusive society.
In support of Pride month, Elmbridge Borough Council is flying the Pride flag at the Civic Centre in Esher in addition to various other activities for both residents and council employees.
Employees supporting Pride
Throughout June we are running a series of sessions for employees covering various topics including championing inclusion, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, being a better ally, as well as hosting a talk on ensuring LGBTQ+ accessible services from Outline Surrey.
We have a cohort of Stonewall-trained allies in the organisation who wear badges to signal their support to other colleagues.
In September this year we are looking forward to attending and sponsoring Surrey Pride and we will be inviting employees to join in the celebration of diversity and inclusion, as well as sharing our involvement with the Elmbridge community.