Corporate Plan: Key principles in all that we do

Our Equalities Commitment

Our Corporate Plan adopts an approach that we believe will equip the council to deliver significant progress for all, by reducing current inequalities. The principles of equality are embedded throughout the council’s functions and services.

In 2021 we have created an interim strategic equality plan to cover the final year of our five-year Corporate Plan so as to meet the requirement to review our equality objectives every four years.

During the lifetime of the Corporate Plan and the interim strategic equality plan, and beyond, we will ensure that all new projects and areas of work will:

  • engage, where appropriate, with groups that represent people with protected characteristics.
  • consider limitations to physical access, in particular with new builds, but also with regard to access to information and services.
  • consider the appropriateness of the facilities that we have available within the council’s estate for use by those people with protected characteristics.
  • engage, challenge and, where possible, remove barriers to opportunities (including work) for those with protected characteristics.
  • condemn hate related bullying and harassment.

See our interim strategic equality objectives for 2021 to 2022.

Working to ensure that the Welsh Language thrives in Denbighshire

We have drawn up our vision for the Welsh Language:

  • Denbighshire is a predominantly bilingual county with a rich culture and heritage. We are proud of this and want this pride to be reflected in our day to day interaction with communities, residents and with our staff.
  • We are committed to ensuring that the principles of the Welsh Language Standards underpin the way we deliver services to the public; we want people to be able to access services through the language of their choice naturally, at all stages of their lives.
  • We want to enhance the bilingual culture and ethos of the organisation, providing training and social opportunities for our staff to work in Welsh and increase their confidence in using the language in the workplace.
  • We want to work with partners and the wider communities to ensure that Welsh is a thriving language in Denbighshire.
  • We have an ambition to be sector leaders in the development of the Welsh Language in Wales.