White Ribbon Town Award
Flintshire County Council has become the first Local Authority in North Wales
to receive the White Ribbon Town Award for Councils. The award recognises the
Authoritys commitment to ending violence against women, and also its support
of the international White Ribbon Campaign.
This year’s White Ribbon Day is on Tuesday 25 November. The campaign
www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk invites people to pledge their support.
Flintshire supports a highly valued network of local support for victims of
abuse, leads regional work in North Wales on the Welsh 10,000 Safer Lives
Campaign, which shares the aims of the White Ribbon Campaign, and last year
adopted a proactive employment policy to support any employees who might be at
risk of abuse in the home.
This Thursday, 20 November, in recognition of this work, a certificate and
plaque has been presented to Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and a
White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador, by Carl Sargeant (AM), who is also Minister
for Natural Resources.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council, said:
As the White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador for Flintshire, it is an honour to
receive this award on behalf of the Council. Flintshire fully supports the
campaign and, through our actions, we have shown that we are committed to
preventing domestic abuse.
Colin Everett, Chief Executive of Flintshire County Council, said:
“I am proud that the Council has been recognised in this way. Our councillors
and Council employees are all advocates in the community. By wearing the white
ribbon with pride we can make a difference to helping others think and act with
Carl Sargeant AM said:
“Flintshire was the first local authority to officially vote to become
corporate supporters of the White Ribbon Campaign, which is absolutely
fantastic. The Council really set an example to others across Wales and played
a key role in my campaign to get every authority fully behind White Ribbon.
Staff and councillors alike should be proud of themselves for the vital work
they have done in bringing the issue of domestic violence to the fore –
something which will ultimately help save lives across Wales.”