Access and Representation

The Disability Discrimination Act (now superseded by the Equality Act 2010) requires Councils to audit their facilities for accessibility. This is to ensure equality of access and to highlight any potential issues which might need to be addressed by the Council.

The Council is also closely involved in a number of regular and well established community forums engaging, along with other public service providers, with representatives from key minority groups. Currently, the Council is represented on the Mendip Migrant Workers Forum, The Mendip Gypsy and Travellers Forum and the Mendip Disability Forum. These forums are run by representatives from minority groups to voice concerns and issues which the Council can address and learn from. This enables the Council to develop services and foster good relationships between groups which will help to provide a better equality of opportunity for individuals regardless of race, nationality or disability.

The Council also holds a regular Members Equality Steering Group to coordinate and oversee equalities work carried out across the Council and to ensure overall ownership of equality and diversity issues by elected members. A Staff Equality Group, previously active in addressing equality matters from the staff side, is due to be resurrected in the near future.

Mendip is a member of the Somerset Equality Officers Group which meets quarterly. Details of the aims of the group and current tasks and actions can be found in the links section of this page.

Accessibility Audit

An audit of Council sites and facilities was carried out in Partnership with a consultant in 2007. Details of of each site and facility can be found below.

Icon for pdf Access Audit - 1984 and 1987 Buildings [192.58KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Wells CIP [248.2KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Street CIP [241.51KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Glastonbury CIP [154.58KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Frome CIP [234.41KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Frome Leisure Centre [836.86KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Wells Leisure Centre [669.48KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Strode Swimming Pool [562.61KB]

Icon for pdf Access Audit - Shepton Mallet Swimming Pool [387.49KB]

Mendip Migrant Workers

Please see below for links to reports and recent minutes for the Mendip Migrant Workers Forum.

2018

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 14 03 18 [221.66KB]

2017

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 19 09 17 [180.25KB]

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 15 06 17 [76.91KB]

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 11 04 17 [75.82KB]

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 17 01 17 [110.35KB]

2016

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 14 09 16 [78.93KB]

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 29 06 16 [130.94KB]

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 25 05 16 [133.89KB]

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 12 04 16 [136.04KB]

Icon for pdf Mendip Migrant Workers Forum Minutes 26 01 16 [136.29KB]

Member Equality Steering Group

Please see below for links to the terms of reference and recent minutes for the Mendip Members Equality Steering Group.

Icon for pdf Member Equality Group Minutes Terms of Reference [61.88KB]

Icon for pdf Members Equality Steering Group November 2017 [170.25KB]

Icon for pdf Members Equality Steering Group September 2017 [212.54KB]

Icon for pdf Members Equality Steering Group July 2017 [181.75KB]

Icon for pdf Members Equality Steering Group May 2017 [187.83KB]

Icon for pdf Members Equality Steering Group March 2017 [100.67KB]

Icon for pdf Members Equality Steering Group January 2017 [257.69KB]