We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia, homophobia, religious intolerance and hate crimes have no place in our town.
Bishop Auckland Town Council condemns all such intolerance and hate crimes unequivocally.
We will not allow hate to become acceptable and will work with the Police & Crime Commissioner and others to fight prejudice and hate crimes.
We reassure all people living in the area that they are valued members of our community.
This pledge was originally adopted on 26th July 2016 to show public support for diversity in Bishop Auckland. It was then reaffirmed at a meeting of Bishop Auckland Town Council held on 16th May 2017, being the first meeting following local elections held on 4th May 2017.