Aims & Objectives, Equal Opportunities Policy & Anti-Racism Policy

Objectives:

To secure the protection, preservation, restoration and improvement of the character and amenities of the London Borough of Harrow for the benefit and enjoyment of the public generally and especially the inhabitants of the Borough, and to promote the preservation of land and buildings of beauty or historic interest as well as areas of ecological or other specific or environmental importance within the Borough and to promote schemes and awards to assist the attainment of these objectives.

 

Aims:

  1. To develop walks, trails, or sites to provide access for the public to our natural environment.
  2. To promote public works of art in Harrow.
  3. To promote high quality design in new buildings and landscaping projects through the HHT/Observer Award Scheme.
  4. To provide educational material, which records and illustrates our heritage for use in schools and by the general public;
  5. To encourage ecological protection and the preservation of natural resources.
  6. To protect and enhance buildings of particular historic significance, for example, Headstone Manor

Equal Opportunities Policy:

The Harrow Heritage Trust is committed to achieving equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination in the services it provides, in its employment policies and practices and in its recruitment and treatment of volunteers.

The Harrow Heritage Trust will continue to pursue its objectives in a way which is responsive to the needs of Harrow residents, which reflects Harrow's multi-cultural heritage and which ensures that all receive an equal quality of service, irrespective of gender, marital status, colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national origins, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation. With regard to employment, the Trust's policy is that there will be no discrimination in recruitment, employment conditions, training and promotion. Furthermore, our aim is that the Trustees and the Executive Committee reflect the composition of the Harrow community in which they are based.

Anti-Racism Policy:

The Harrow Heritage Trust confirmed its full support for the findings of the MacPherson Report on the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry at the Borough Conference in 1999.

This report defines institutional racism as “The collective failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and racist stereotyping which disadvantage minority ethnic people.”

The Harrow Heritage Trust has a strong policy of encouraging all members of the public to participate in our various activities and initiatives. To this end, we successfully applied to the Millennium Commission for funds to enable us to translate relevant publications into the languages of some ethnic people, and for display boards for presentations at meetings of their own organisations.

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