24th Nov, 2017

Bromsgrove residents can get advice on hate crime tomorrow as part of week-long awareness campaign

Lorna Morris 16th Oct, 2017

PEOPLE in Bromsgrove are being offered a chance to help crack down on hate crime as part of a week-long campaign.

To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017, which started on Saturday (October 14), people across the district are being encouraged to talk about the issue in the community.

From 11am to 2pm tomorrow (October 17), North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnerships are putting on a pop-up event on the High Street.

Visitors will be able to get advice and information from professionals, pick up information leaflets, cards and pens and special ‘say no to hate crime’ wristbands will also be distributed.

As well as the information stall, residents will also get the opportunity to learn about hate crime interactively with street theatre provided by Zoe Haworth Company.

Coun Margaret Sherrey, Bromsgrove District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Community Safety said: “Whilst the message behind Hate Crime Awareness week is a very serious one, it doesn’t mean that we can’t all learn about it in an interesting and interactive way.

“If you’re shopping in the Town Centre on Friday, grab a leaflet or watch a street theatre performance and help us crack down on hate crime.”

Visit www.unitedagainsthate.co.uk or contact Sarah McIntosh on 0300 303 8838 for more information on the Hate Crime Awareness event in Bromsgrove.

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