Equal Opportunities Policy

Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground CIO Equal Opportunities Policy

Last Updated: May 2020

Policy Statement

The object of the charity is the provision and maintenance of a recreation ground for the use of the inhabitants of the parishes of Bamford and Thornhill. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that use, hire of the facilities, management and interaction with users is carried out without discrimination - either directly or indirectly - on grounds of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, political, religious or other opinions, gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, disability or on any other unjustifiable ground.

Trustees and users of the Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground are required to comply with this policy as are any employees or volunteers of the charity.

Responsibility of the Management Committee

The Management Committee will promote and sustain equality of opportunity by:

    • Ensuring that volunteers and users are made aware of the charity’s equal opportunities policy;
    • Investigating any instances of discrimination or harassment reported to it;
    • Taking prompt action to stop acts of discrimination or harassment where they are identified.


The appointment of Trustees and of officers of the charity will be open and conducted without prejudice, favour or discrimination.

Users of Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground

The charity will act at all times without prejudice, favour or discrimination in deciding on requests for use and hire of the facilities.

Suppliers of goods and services to the charity

In considering tenders for the supply of goods and services the charity will make its decision on the basis of economic, specification, performance and timescale considerations, and contracts for goods and services will not impose prejudicial or discriminatory conditions on suppliers.


All users booking the Recreation Ground will have their attention drawn to this policy and it will be published on the Bamford Village website. Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground CIO will make copies available on request to any appropriate agencies, organisations and partners.

In cases where a breach of the policy is reported to it, the Management Committee will take urgent steps to investigate the matter and take appropriate action which may result in the cancellation of the current booking and refusal of future bookings.

The Management Committee will review the equal opportunities policy periodically and amend it as appropriate.