Fenland Community Safety Partnership raises awareness of hate crimes in online event

The Fenland Community Safety Partnership's latest online engagement event on the topic of hate crime is now available to watch via Fenland District Council's YouTube channel.

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The Partnership's online engagement events help to spread key safety messages and raise awareness of the risks that Fenland residents may face.

The event, which took place during National Hate Crime Awareness Week, saw a panel of experts from Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Fenland District Council answer questions submitted by the general public on how to spot a hate crime, how to report them and how they are investigated.

You can watch the event online now by visiting youtu.be/Ztp7KnBun8k

Cllr Susan Wallwork, the Council's Portfolio Holder for Communities, said "Making sure that local communities have a strong awareness of what a hate crime is and how to report them is one of the best tools available to us and our partner organisations when working to ensure our communities are kept safe and secure."

Rosie Cooke, the Community Safety Projects Officer for the Fenland Community Safety Partnership, was joined on the day by Tiff Lane, Action Against Hate Coordinator for Cambridgeshire Constabulary, and by David Bailey, the Traveller & Diversity Manager at Fenland District Council.

The Fenland Community Safety Partnership's quarterly engagement events, which are usually hosted in community centres and supermarket foyers across Fenland, moved online earlier this year following the introduction of coronavirus restrictions. By being hosted online the events are able to continue despite the restrictions, albeit in a new format.

Their next event, on the topic of Domestic Abuse, is set to take place in November and residents can submit their questions in advance by filling in the online form available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSPEvent

More information on the Fenland Community Safety Partnership and the work they do in our community is available at www.fenland.gov.uk/csp

If you, or someone you know has witnessed or been a victim of a hate crime, we urge you to report it to the police by visiting www.report-it.org.uk or by calling 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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