The Council have proactively taken forward work in respect of Diversity in Democracy and at an extra ordinary meeting of Council on the 26th May 2021
, the Council approved adoption of a ‘Diversity Declaration’ reflecting Rhondda Cynon Taf Council as Diverse Council, a position encouraged by the WLGA across all Councils in Wales.
Work had already been undertaken in respect of diversity in democracy by a working group of the Democratic Services Committee which had produced an action plan and interim report with 16 recommendations to take forward. The intention is to use this work as a basis for the Diversity Pledge Action Plan, which is to be added to with any additional requirements as identified within the pledge. This revised action plan and diversity pledge is available below.