Armagh City & District Council, Banbridge District Council, and Craigavon Borough Council Good Relations Programmes are currently carrying out a joint audit of Good Relations within the three council areas. The completed audit will enable the creation of a Good Relations Strategy & Action Plan 2015-2017 for the new ABC Council. Due to interest by the public to feed into this research the online consultation period has been extended.
Whether you are a community representative, individual or business owner, we want to hear your views so why not complete an online questionnaire. The public questionnaire is available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/CZ8PXXF
Confidentiality: We stress that the information you provide is completely confidential and anonymous. The replies do NOT go to Councils and no one from the Councils, or even the organisation which is carrying out the audit, Quarter Charter Accountants, will see individual replies.
If you prefer, hard copies of the questionnaire are available and can be posted directly to the consultants using a supplied freepost envelope, if requested. Please contact Elaine McClelland at 028 3752 9642 if you wish to request a hardcopy. Deadline for submitting your response is 15th March 2015.
The Good Relations Plan has four main strategic themes which are based primarily on the cross cutting nature of many of the prioritised issues and their link across many of the themes:
- Investing in our future
- Creating involvement and awareness
- Celebrating cultural diversity
- Civic pride and engagement
While this Action Plan is specific to improving good relations within the Council we are conscious that our work can play an important role in improving good relations within the wider context of Northern Ireland, particularly when people travel to areas outside the Council to work and study. For this reason we have identified strong links to the Shared Future Document which provides the policy and strategic framework for Good Relations in Northern Ireland. The overall aim of the Shared Future Policy is to establish, over time, a shared society defined by culture of tolerance: a normal, civic society, in which all individuals are considered as equals, where differences are resolved through dialogue in the public sphere, and where all individuals are treated impartially. A society where there is equity, respect for diversity and recognition of our interdependence.
For more information visit www.goodrelationsarmagh.co.uk
Good Relations Department
Armagh City and District Council
The Palace Demesne
Tel: 028 3752 9600
Fax: 028 3752 9601