Pride Related Purchases

FOI Number: 23072

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Published on 4 October 2023

WMFS OFFICIAL – NEW – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST – FOI23072 

Ref: FOI/23072 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST 

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested further to your freedom of information request. 

Please find below a summary of our findings. 

Request 

This is an information request relating to Pride Month. 

Please include the following information: 

Whether any events have been organised for Pride month. If so please provide the date, start and end time, and title/topic of the event 

Reply 

We have not organised any events this year for Pride Month however, on the weekend before Pride Month for Birmingham Pride (27th May 2023) West Midlands Fire Service hosted a tri-service emergency services breakfast from 8:45am and then attended the parade at 10:30am.  

During Pride Month (June) we encourage the Pride Flag to be flown by stations. 

Request 

Whether any LGBT themed merchandise has been purchased for Pride month. i.e. since the beginning of the 2023/24 financial year. If so please provide me with information on what has been purchased and the cost 

Reply 

Please see attached Pride related purchases since the start of the financial year. 

Request 

Whether the organisation has sponsored any Pride events. If so which events and please provide details of the nature of the sponsorship (particularly the financial value) 

Reply 

No, we do not sponsor any events 

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Pride Related Purchases
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Table containing information on Pride related purchases