Friday, June 18, 2010

Update on Assistant Cabinet Member position

I have now agreed with Councillor Ann O'Byrne and her lead officers to take on a day to day role with Community Cohesion and Hate Crime too, as well as Equality and Diversity, I will be chairing the city's Hate Crime Forum for instance. We also intend to get a Women's Network up and running within Liverpool.

I had a really productive meeting yesterday too with Councillor Paul Brant's lead officers to talk about the work I would be doing to support him in his portfolio, particularly around the implementation of the single equality scheme and the further development of equality impact assessments, the appointment of E&D champions within the council, mentoring schemes for under-represented groups at senior levels in the workforce, all sorts really. I am looking forward to getting my teeth into it all.


scouseboy said...

Great stuff! Carry on the good work. I dont know Paul Brant on a personal level, but I do know Ann. She is a tremendous asset, and will be a great person to work with,.

Louise Baldock said...

It's all very exciting Les, getting the chance to change things for the better.

You're Nicked said...

Let's hope you will be able to bring the police in line and stop them prosecuting people for 'hate crimes' when they merely make comments about Islam (just like the couple who ran the hotel in Aintree) Yet another crazy law for the police to abuse!