Raising the rainbow flag in Surrey

Today, staff at Surrey County Council attended a flag raising ceremony to celebrate inclusion and diversity in Surrey. The event hosted by Vice-Chairman of Surrey County Council Helyn Clack, is a formal show of support from Surrey County Council to raise awareness of LGBT+ culture in Surrey and the community.

Among those who attended included Joanna Killian, Chief Executive of Surrey County Council and David Munro, Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner.

Joanna Killian, Chief Executive for Surrey County Council and Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council issued a joint statement and said, “We believe Surrey is a uniquely special place where people can be themselves, achieve their full potential and contribute to their community.

“Equality and diversity is at the heart of what we do to deliver fair and inclusive services to meet the needs of all Surrey’s communities.

“I am also very passionate about making Surrey County Council a great place to work for our people so feel they can come to work and thrive in an inclusive workplace.”

The flag raising ceremony marks a week of special activities across the county including the first ever Surrey Pride event to be held in Woking on Saturday 10 August.

Activities include a pride march which will begin at 11am in front of the HG Wells Centre and end at Woking Park. In a show of support, Surrey County Council is also sponsoring the Accessibility area at the Pride parade and party where there will be a stall run by staff from Surrey County Council.


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