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STANDING UNITED: Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council releases statement regarding fight against racism

 Published on: 12th June 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

The leader of Hertsmere Borough Council, councillor Morris Bright MBE, has issued a statement surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis which has sparked outrage across the world.

In the statement, cllr Bright MBE stresses the importance of how Hertsmere stands united with residents against discrimination of any kind.

He said: “Hertsmere Borough Council’s elected representatives and officers stand united with our residents and business community against every form of discrimination, racism and injustice.

“The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the events that have followed have reminded us all once again that we cannot and should not tolerate racism in any form or from any person.

“As a borough council representing the second most diverse population in Hertfordshire, we have an important and continuing role to play in challenging inequality and, I want to stress, we have a proud tradition of embracing and celebrating diversity.

“We also have well-established working relationships with the police and a whole host of other agencies and groups, including the Forum of Faiths, so that the perspectives and needs of our communities are understood and are central to everything we do.  But there is always more that everyone can and must do and that includes our council.

“I shall be consulting with the leaders of both opposition parties in our borough to put forward a cross-party motion to our full council meeting in July.

“That motion will further set out our stance as an authority in terms of playing our part in eradicating discrimination within our communities and promoting tolerance and understanding.”  

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