However, we are not driven only by what the law tells us to do. Our policy and our programme of work is also based on what you have told us is important.
Sedgemoor has two Equalities objectives for 2014 onwards. The attached action plan sets out the objectives for the council and the actions and outcomes that the council want to achieve in these objectives. The actions will be monitored and reported widely to demonstrate how we are achieving these objectives.
The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 has meant that as a council we don't have to produce Equality schemes as we did under the previous legislation but the Specific Duties that came in on 10th September 2011 means that Sedgemoor has to:
Sedgemoor, using the equality information, published have drafted the equality objectives and will be going out for consultation on these in the coming weeks. In order to deliver the objectives a series of actions have been developed that will ensure that the council meets the objectives over the course of the required period.
The council will: