Tower Hamlets Wheelers Equal Opportunities Statement & Policy
- General statement: Tower Hamlets Wheelers is committed to ensuring that equality of opportunity is reflected in all our services, activities, policy and decisions. The group fully supports all the relevant legislation and considers that access for all is of key importance.
- Our commitment to opposing all types of discrimination must be evident in all aspects of our work. We will ensure that people providing services on our behalf actively support this policy.
- Tower Hamlets Wheelers exists to:
- encourage more people to cycle
- improve conditions for cyclists
- raise the profile of cycling
- Policy aim: to ensure equality of opportunity for all, irrespective of age, class, employment status, ethnic or national origins, abilities, marital status, medical condition, race, religious beliefs, responsibilities for dependants, sex, sexual orientation or unrelated criminal convictions.
- Policy statement: Tower Hamlets Wheelers, through its work and activities, will not tolerate discrimination against others as defined above. Tower Hamlets Wheelers recognises that such discrimination is prevalent throughout society and will work to counter that. Tower Hamlets Wheelers members, management committee and the London Cycling Campaign fully support this policy. All members have a responsibility to comply with, and promote, this policy. Tower Hamlets Wheelers:
- openly welcome all
- aim to provide a volunteering environment in which all are equally valued
- recognise that this policy needs to be followed when planning or implementing anything
- will work to ensure that its membership reflects the wider community
- will work to ensure that its activities etc. attract people from all parts of society and that no discrimination takes place
- recognise that equality of opportunity issues change and evolve. Tower Hamlets Wheelers will therefore adapt policies and actions as necessary.
Agreed unanimously and adopted at the Tower Hamlets Wheelers meeting on 11 December 2002.