Does Equality Matter to you?

Tuesday July 19th 2016

Are you passionate about equality for all people in Midlothian regardless of their background? If so, then why not join the Midlothian People’s Equality Group (MPEG)?

MPEG is a voluntary group supported by Midlothian Council. It works to achieve a more equal Midlothian where all the different people and communities of Midlothian feel valued by their fellow citizens, live longer, are healthier, better educated and less likely to be victims of crime. MPEG is directed by a steering group of local people representing diverse local interests including ethnic minorities, older people, the young, disabled people and people from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

The group is now looking for dynamic and enthusiastic people to join them as new trustees and members. The group is open to anyone working or living in Midlothian.

If you want to find out more, the Group are holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21st July at Dalkeith Welfare Hall (27 St Andrew’s Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AR) starting at 4.30pm. This meeting will give you the opportunity to find out about the projects that the group has worked on and also a chance to hear about their plans for the coming year. Refreshments will be provided.

Midlothian Council’s Equality Champion Cllr Bryan Pottinger said: “MPEG is looking for further new members to contribute suggestions and proposals for a more equal Midlothian. Anyone who lives or works in Midlothian can join the group to help it continue it’s good work. In light of the increase in hate crime being reported in the media it seems that this work is more important than ever. Even if you don’t want to join the group, you are still more than welcome to attend the AGM to find out more about equalities work in the area.”

It would be helpful if anyone wishing to attend the AGM could confirm attendance with Erin.Cuthbertson@midlothian.gov.uk or 0131 271 3358.

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