Today sees the freedom flag flying proud at Hertsmere Borough Council to celebrate what should have been Herts Pride Week.
Instead of being the first flag raising event – brought about by last year’s Labour motion that was prevented from debate – Covid 19 meant it needed to be low key.
Cllr Christian Gray commented: “This is the first step of many in making Hertsmere truly representative as a fully inclusive and diverse Borough, which I have pride in representing. Together we shine brighter.”
Last year’s motion attempted to introduce measures to make Hertsmere more inclusive to the LGBTQ+ community. Nevertheless, our councillors worked with officers and allies to implement some of the measures which the motion would have delivered. This included flying the freedom flag during Herts Pride Week.
Last month the Labour Group tabled a further LGBTQ+ motion that recognises the importance of relationship eduction in our schools.
Cllr Chris Myers said ‘it’s fitting that we today see the freedom flag flying at HBC. I was proud that the council passed our LGBTQ+ education motion last month with cross party support. Seeing the flag high and proud today warms my heart and I’d like to thank everyone who has had a hand in making this happen.”
The flag will flying all this week at the civic offices in Borehamwood.