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Excellent diversity, equality, and innovation work in Kirklees to be showcased by event at Kirklees College in Huddersfield

A graphic which says, 'Kirklees Diversity Equality and Innovation Conference and Awards 2022.

Yesterday (17 May) was the launch of the Kirklees Diversity, Equality and Innovation showcase and awards for organisations and workers based in Kirklees. The event is organised by the Kirklees Diversity = Innovation Network, a diverse group of organisations who are committed to creating a culture of belonging in their workplaces. Network members include Cummins Turbo Technologies, Sygenta along with

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Kirklees Council set ambitious plans on their inclusion journey

Proud to be diverse and inclusive

Today full council voted through the brand-new Inclusion and Diversity Strategy which focuses on an inclusive pandemic recovery. Full council approved the new strategy which sets out the council’s inclusion aims for the next two years. The four priorities of the new strategy are Inclusion First, Project Search, Culturally Confident Colleagues, and Inclusion Allies. Inclusion First will ensure that council

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Kirklees Council nominated for national award alongside Marcus Rashford

We’ve been shortlisted at the British Diversity Awards for our innovative work with the Black African and Caribbean community on the Iroko project. Iroko has been shortlisted in the ‘Community project of the year’ category for its community-led approach to uncovering inequalities that the Black African and Caribbean communities experience. The project has been delivered in partnership with the community

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More than a migrant

International Migrants Day

Today is International Migrants Day and the Intercultural Cities Programme have themed this year ‘more than a migrant’. We spoke to three residents who have migrated to Kirklees and asked them what they do, why they migrated and what they’ve achieved since living in Kirklees. Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said: “Kirklees has always been, and continues to

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Kirklees Councillors put the brakes on dangerous driving

Police officer with speed gun

Local councillors in Batley and Spen who are concerned about dangerous driving are funding multiple road safety operations. Starting in December and continuing into the new year the operations will see a West Yorkshire Police tactical operation car and officer deployed into the hotspots areas at key times. The operations will be funded through the ‘Members Local Project Fund’ with

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Locality ‘Keep it Local’ Award celebrates our partnerships in local places

Kirklees win national award

Kirklees Council are the winners of a national award from Locality for our innovative community engagement and working alongside our partners. We’ve been awarded the ‘Keep it Local’ Award at the national Locality Awards 2021. The award, which the Democracy team are dedicating to our inspiring community organisations in local places across Kirklees, is in recognition of how the council

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Kirklees prepares to welcome Afghan refugees

Councillor Carole Pattison

Refugees from Afghanistan who are seeking safety will be welcomed to the borough with help from ourselves and our partners. Today’s endorsement from cabinet means that we will commit to welcoming Afghan refugees over the next 12 months as part of the Home Office’s Afghan Relocation Programmes – Afghan Relocation Assistance Programme (ARAP) and Afghan Citizens Relocation Scheme (ACRS). Cabinet

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