Good relations across all parts of our community are an essential ingredient of building a prosperous, peaceful and safe society which is enriched by diversity and is welcoming to all.
Specifically, tackling the twin blights of sectarianism and racism, in addition to other forms of intolerance, is essential in shaping a shared and cohesive community that can move forward and collectively face the challenges of an ever-changing world.
The Council has established a Good Relations Working Group to assist in addressing its Section 75(2) duty under the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to give regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion or racial group.
The Group is made up of councillors and meets to assist in policy development from a good relations perspective, to monitor the implementation of the council’s good relations arrangements and to promote good relations, generally.
For more information on Distrct Council's good relations programme click here.