At the July Full Council York’s Conservative Group proposed a change to a motion which will now see the Council promote the Disability Pride flag, flying it at least once a year at the Mansion House and other appropriate flagpoles and increasing the use of it on the likes of posters. The motion’s mover accepted the amendment and it was therefore passed.
The Disability Pride flag is not currently used much in this country but has an excellent role in showing York as a city acts with the needs of disabled people in mind. Whether on disabled parking or alternatives to steps there is always more that can be done and this will hopefully focus minds’.
Conservative councillor Martin Rowley said
We have promoted the flying of various flags in the city over recent years including the Armed Forces and LGBT flags, with thousands of our residents having disabilities we must show how inclusive we are and work to boost that. I am pleased other parties supported the Conservative Group’s initiative.