Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME)

Cheltenham Borough Council is proud of Cheltenham’s strong and diverse communities. These are supported by a range of voluntary and community groups, resident associations, faith groups, partnerships and parish councils.

2020 has seen a significant acceleration in our understanding of the impacts of racism in our society thanks to the work of the Black Lives Matter campaigners. On 15 June 2020, the council committed its support for Black Lives Matter and its total opposition to any kind of racism and agreed that we should work to challenge bias, both deliberate and unconscious, and racism in all its forms.

Cheltenham Borough Council has made a commitment to work more closely with partners to challenge bias, both deliberate and unconscious and racism in all its forms. This is important ongoing work and Cheltenham Borough council is committed to supporting, and listening to, communities and services working together.