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Knowsley Council lights Greystone Footbridge for Black History Month

by Alison Cornmell

To mark the end of Black History Month, which has been running throughout October, Knowsley Council is illuminating the Greystone Footbridge yellow on Sunday 31 October.

Black History Month recognises and celebrates the many contributions made by black people in Britain over many generations.

Throughout the month, Knowsley Council has been working with the Council’s Black and Minority Workers Group to share stories that aim to raise awareness of black history, celebrate the contribution of black people to Knowsley and share the work being done to address inequality.

Highlights of the month include:

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:

“We are delighted to illuminate the Greystone Bridge to mark the end of Black History Month. However, while Black History Month is a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the many contributions made by black people in Britain, it is important to remember that this just isn’t about one month alone. Knowsley Council is working closely with the Council’s Black and Minority Workers group to make significant and positive change for all our staff and residents so we can create thriving communities for generations to come.”