Welcome to Edition 20 of Community.
If you have the opportunity this morning please join the live stream of our special COVID-19 committee, where we will be discussing a range of matters on economic recovery – including the small business grants scheme, early learning and childcare, and Common Good Funds.
Committee will also consider a motion on Black Lives Matter.
In common with millions worldwide, we are horrified by the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American, at the hands of police officers now arrested and charged with murder. His death highlights the discrimination and injustice that still exists for BAME (black and minority ethnic) communities. This must stop now. We support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Dumfries and Galloway Council stands for equality and diversity. We are in complete solidarity with black people in America, in Britain, and around the world. Our council is committed to increasing equality of opportunity in our region – a region where all people are welcome to live, learn, work and stay.
You can watch the COVID-19 committee by
registering at https://supportdg.dumgal.gov.uk/cv19-committee