Surlingham Parish Council Equal Opportunities Policy

Surlingham Parish Council recognises that there is a statutory duty to implement an equal opportunities policy. This policy applies to applicants for employment, volunteers and members of the Council alike.

The aim of this policy is to communicate the commitment of the Council and its staff to the promotion of equality of opportunity in Surlingham Parish Council.
It is our policy to provide equality of membership to all, irrespective of:
  • Gender
  • Marital or civil partnership status
  • Having or not having dependents
  • Religious belief or political opinion
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All members of the Council and its staff will be treated fairly and will not be discriminated against on any of the above grounds.

Decisions on membership, selection of officers, training or any other benefit will be made objectively, without unlawful discrimination, and based on aptitude and ability.
Surlingham Parish Council is committed to the principles and practices of Equality.

Surlingham Parish Council values the diversity of the local population and believes all services, facilities and resources should be accessible and useful to every citizen regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, religious belief, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other individual characteristic, which may unfairly affect aperson’s opportunities in life.