Consultation of proposed Dignity at Work Policy

Consultation of proposed Dignity at Work Policy

Consultation banners 4

All Councils are susceptible to bullying, harassment and intimidation both from within and from the local community.  In 2020, the Council appointed a third-party investigator to review and report on the Council's handling of internal disputes and to report and make recommendations where appropriate.  The independent investigator made the following recommendations:

A) “That Braunstone Town Council draws a line under the events described in this report and uses the experience to think about an ‘early warning system’ to prevent issues developing in the same way in the future. This is particularly important where there are Independent elected members who may not feel that have the same support offered to politically affiliated elected members”; and

B) “That where disabled persons become members of Braunstone Town Council that they are treated with kindness, compassion, and care”.

Policy & Resources Committee approved the Council’s response to these recommendations that “Management and Leadership Teams to consider the merits of a Dignity at Work Policy applicable to Councillors, Staff, volunteers, customers, hirers and residents in their dealings with Braunstone Town Council and its Councillors, staff and volunteers.  The Policy could set out principles and standards of acceptable behaviour, relevant processes for raising complaints and for a register of complaints and incidents; which in turn could trigger a review process”. 

The aim of the Dignity at Work Policy is to focus on basic behaviours and expectations of all council representatives to create workplaces that allow people to maintain their dignity at all times.

The policy is drafted with consideration of employment language and terminology that is reflective of a modern working environment, setting a tone that is engaging, collaborative and inclusive.

The proposed policy is now available for consultation and comments and suggestions are being invited to ensure that it would be practical and fit for purpose. 

Residents, customers, users, staff, Councillors, volunteers, stakeholders, partners and anyone who has an interest can submit comments.

Find the Dignity at Work Policy here!

The deadline for consultation comments is 9am on Tuesday 18th October 2022. 

You may make comments in writing to the Chief Executive & Town Clerk, Braunstone Town Council, Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town, LEICESTER, LE3 2PP or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The post consultation version of the Dignity at Work Policy will be submitted to Policy & Resources Committee in November for consideration and adoption. 

Business Hours

Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am - 1:00pm, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
  • Thursday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 12:00 Noon, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed on Bank Holidays
  • Braunstone Civic Centre & Thorpe Astley Community Centre

    Slots available for hire, contact Customer Services for availability. 

    Closed Bank Holidays (Subject to hirings)

    Customer Services Shop

    Open Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm. Closed on Bank Holidays.

    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Braunstone Town,
    LE3 2PP

    Tel: 0116 2890045
    Fax: 0116 2824785

    The coat of arms of Braunstone Town, with text reading 'Braunstone Town Council'.

    Our Community Centres

    Logo for Google Maps, linking to a map showing the Braunstone Civic Centre.

    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 2890045

    Logo for Google Maps, linking to a map showing the Thorpe Astley Community Centre

    Thorpe Astley Community Centre
    Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
    Tel: 0116 2890704

    Logo for Google Maps, linking to a map showing the Braunstone Town Community Library.

    Braunstone Town Community Library
    Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.
    Tel: 0116 3055909 or 01164820159


    By contacting us you agree to Braunstone Town Council collecting and processing your personal data to deal with your enquiry, booking or service request.

    We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.