No place for hate in Hounslow! Hate Crime Awareness Week 12 to 19 October 2019

Hounslow Community Safety Partnership is committed to tackling hate crime in all its forms.

Published: Friday, 11th October 2019

Hate Crime Poster

In the 3 years since the Brexit Referendum (June 2016 – June 2019) 2,303 hate crimes have been reported to the Police in Hounslow. This compares to 1,729 reports in the 3 years prior to Brexit (May 2013 – May 2016).

This National Hate Crime Awareness Week a number of events have been scheduled to raise awareness of hate crime and the support available to those who experience it.  Hounslow Council has a dedicated Hate Crime Advocate who provides free, confidential support, advice and practical assistance to anyone who’s experienced hate due to their race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, disability or any other perceived differences. 

During the week anti-hate messages will be shared around the borough to foster equality and raise awareness of the support services available to those experiencing hostility. Look out for messages painted on pavements. 

Additionally, there will be stalls throughout the borough where members of the public can come to speak to the Hate Crime Advocate directly.  These stalls will be at the following locations;

  • 14 Oct 2019 – Barclay’s Bank Hate Crime Drop in High St Hounslow 
  • 14 Oct 2019 – Hounslow Library Hate Crime Stall, Hounslow House, Bath Road
  • 15 Oct 2019 – Hate Crime Stall, Treaty Centre, Hounslow High Street
  • 16 Oct 2019 – Hate Crime Stall, Feltham Shopping Centre 

During last year’s campaign there was a young person’s poster competition, inviting children and young people to design a poster to show that there’s no place for hate in Hounslow.  The winning entry was submitted by 10 year old, Ayesha, from Springwell Primary School. The poster will be displayed on digital screens across the borough during the week.

Councillor Katherine Dunne, Cabinet Member for Communities and Workforce said:

“Hate crime is something that there is no place for in Hounslow.  No one should be victimised or attacked because of who they are.

“We want to reach out to all our communities to raise awareness of the issue and get our message out loud and clear that this will not be tolerated, and we all need to safeguard the vulnerable. If you or anyone you know has experienced hate crime, please get in touch with our Hate Crime Advocate. Nobody should have to suffer in silence.“

To speak with our Hate Crime Advocate you can Call 020 8583 2464 or Email community.safety@hounslow.gov.uk or use our online reporting form www.hounslow.gov.uk/reporthatecrime

 

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