Leader of Kingston Council reaffirms unswerving commitment to eliminating racism

In light of recent comments on social media on the back of yesterday’s football, the Leader of Kingston Council, Cllr Caroline Kerr has reiterated Kingston’s commitment to eliminating racism.

Councillor Caroline Kerr says:

It is really important to me and all at the council to make clear Kingston Council’s complete and unswerving commitment to promoting inclusivity and diversity across the borough. Racism is unacceptable and abhorrent and has no place in Kingston. The council condemns all racist and discriminatory comments and activity and has no hesitation in working with partners to eliminate racism in all its forms.

Our partners at the Metropolitan Police are ready to help anyone who has been affected by someone else's prejudice, ignorance or violence. For more information on how to spot a hate crime, report it, or get help, support and advice visit their hate crime pages here. If you feel in any danger, always call 999.

‘Inclusive Kingston’,  the council’s overarching framework for promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in Kingston, will go to the Corporate and Resources Committee on 13 July for approval.

The strategy, which will last from 2021-25, has been developed through engagement with community groups, partners and residents.

Published: 12th July 2021