We must recognise that as a Georgian town our wealth and comfort is built on the sugar trade and enslavement. We pride ourselves on being a leading city on diversity and a place of sanctuary where people from all backgrounds can call home.

We can’t be blinkered to the fact that moving around the city our BME residents see memorials to historic racism and oppression. We will not sweep this under the carpet.

We need to recognise and educate ourselves and our visitors. As a major UK tourist destination, we can influence and educate many.
- Cllr Carmen Appich, Chair of the Tourism, Equality, Communities & Culture Committee, June 2020