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Equality objectives

Wyre Council has embedded equality and diversity in our business planning process to ensure that it is an integral part of our decision-making process.

To address the key equality challenges in Wyre, our key equality objectives for 2015-2019 are:

  • We will prepare a new local plan to manage and deliver development through to 2031 (equality duty: advance equality of opportunity)
  • We will work closely with Fleetwood Town Council to support “Team Fleetwood” and other initiatives to rejuvenate Fleetwood town centre (equality duty: advance equality of opportunity; foster good relations)
  • We will work with our partners (LCC, health, police and voluntary sector) to support integrated wellbeing, prevention and early help services to reduce demand on specialist services (equality duty: advance equality of opportunity)
  • We will deliver improvements to the leisure centre and swimming centre in Garstang by September 2016 (equality duty: advance equality of opportunity)
  • We will develop support services to help people to stay in their own home (equality duty: advance equality of opportunity; foster good relations)
  • We will support elected members and Parish and Town Councils to improve neighbourhoods through empowering communities and encouraging active citizenship (equality duty: advance equality of opportunity)

These equality objectives were formally approved by full council on 3 March 2016 and can be found in our business plan 2015/19. An equality impact assessment has been carried out on this business plan to ensure that we have considered its impact on the diverse communities living, working, visiting and learning in Wyre. Each of these key equality objectives are project managed and performance reports are produced to show how we are progressing them. The reports are submitted quarterly to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

In addition to our key equality objectives in our business plan and service plans, Wyre Council also supports the work of:

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