No place for hate: Hounslow Council helps drive home message across the borough

Hounslow Council has once again joined forces with community groups and local police to issue the positive message: There is no place for hate in Hounslow.

Published: Friday, 27th October 2017

Image of Hounslow's Hate Crime Awareness poster

Hounslow Council has once again joined forces with community groups and local police to issue the positive message: There is no place for hate in Hounslow.

The Council led a series of events as part of last week’s national Hate Crime Awareness week [16-20 Oct].

These included a LGBTQ [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer] stall at the University of West London’s Brentford campus, where people could find out information about reporting hate crime and how to get support.

A disability awareness forum took place at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, featuring members of the Speak Out disability charity.

This was followed by a multi-faith event at Montague Hall, Hounslow, attended by Councillor Mukesh Malhotra, Deputy Mayor of Hounslow. Community groups gathered to hear how hate crime can affect people for their background, culture and faith and where they can go to receive support and guidance.

The week of events concluded with information stalls at the Treaty Centre, Hounslow and at Barclays Bank, High Street, Hounslow.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection, Hounslow Council, said: “Our message is simple, to those who carry out despicable crimes of hate, we won’t stand for it and we will take action to protect all sections of our community enforce the necessary action against you.

“The aim of an event such as Hate Crime Awareness Week is also to speak to all our communities in the borough as they all have a part to play in making it a safe and great place to live, work, go to school and to visit. It is about how we can help prevent these crimes taking place by all talking to each other.

“For me it’s also personal as I value Hounslow’s diversity and I am proud that our communities live and work together very well.

“Residents with different faiths and beliefs respect each other and as a result we can share each in each other’s lives.

“We do however need to strengthen community cohesion and enforce the message that Hounslow does not tolerate attacks, extremism or anti-social behaviour.”

 

 

 

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