Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways.
Equality focuses on those areas covered by law (The Equality Act 2010) namely the key areas of age, gender, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
In April 2016 we committed to four new Corporate Equality Objectives:
- Provide a welcoming and safe place for our communities, visitors and businesses which embraces equality and is free from discrimination.
- Provide relevant services that are free from discrimination and delivered in a way that is responsive and accessible.
- Understand and value the diversity of our communities through community engagement
- Foster an accessible and inclusive working environment for all our staff and strive to achieve a workforce that is representative and diverse.
What you told us
The consultation we undertook identified issues that showed what made people feel welcome and safe in the borough. Some issues do not relate directly to services provided by Erewash Borough Council but we wanted to provide feedback on some of the issues residents raised.
Grit bins – Derbyshire County Council have more than 800 grit bins in the county but are not able to provide new ones. Over 1,200 grit bins are provided by town and parish councils. If residents feel that additional bins are needed where they live they may wish to raise the matter with their parish council.
Street lighting – Street lighting is provided by Derbyshire County Council and lights that need repairing can be reported via their website http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/. New lighting is only installed on existing roads where there's a night-time casualty record, evidence of high levels of night time antisocial behaviour or where justified as part of other measures to improve road safety. (Information from DCC’s website). Erewash Borough Council provides lighting in car parks and other public places.
Motorcycles etc. on tow paths - A spokesperson for the Canal and River Trust, East Midlands has said, “We do from time to time have motorbikes on our towpaths and we do the best that we can to prevent this by installing barriers to limit access and working with the Police to identify those responsible. We have only had a few reports of late and so we believe these measures are working most of the time”. If there are any ongoing/future issues they can be reported by email to: email@example.com
Disability Confident Employer
Erewash Borough Council is a level 2 Disability Confident Employer