Cornwall Council flying the flag for Pride

Cornwall Council is supporting this year’s Cornwall Pride event in Newquay on Saturday 25 August 2018 and will be proudly flying the rainbow flag at New County Hall leading up to and through the Pride weekend.

Cornwall Pride celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) / lesbian, kethreydhel, dewreydhel, treus (LKDT) communities of Cornwall in a fun and inclusive event. Cornwall Council will be there to promote its services and opportunities, and show its support for the communities it serves.  

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Representatives from the Council will join the parade, starting at 12noon from Beach Road car park, and will be at The Killacourt for the family friendly Rainbow Fest in the afternoon.

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service will be there to talk about careers within the Service and domestic abuse; the key messages for this year’s pride is consider becoming an On-call firefighter and encouraging people to #shOUT about Hate Crime.

A number of the community safety team and key partners will be in attendance to discuss the many aspects of domestic abuse, as well as operational staff ready to discuss the role of an On-call firefighter. The Service will also be getting people involved with their Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) consultation where you get a chance to see what people think about the Service.

Representatives from the Phoenix Services will be there to discuss the range of professional courses and training they can provide as well as recruiting for the next Prince’s Trust Team starting in October. Phoenix will also be in the parade with their fire appliance.

Julian German, Deputy Leader of Cornwall Council with responsibility for equality and diversity said “By taking an active role in the Pride event, we are proud to show our commitment to supporting diversity and improving inclusion within Cornwall. 

“We want to set an example in all we do to support the whole community. Pride is a great event and I hope that everyone enjoys themselves!”

 

Story posted 21 August 2018