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Community: Hate Crime

17 January 2017

Bedfordshire Police have issued a new Hate Crime leaflet and would like organisations to share this and promote the message through their networks and media.

There was a national increase in hate crime reporting following the Brexit Vote and some horrendous stories have emerged.  James Hart, Hate Crime Tactical Lead at Luton Police is urging us to help the promotion of cohesion and unity between different communities —

"For this reason I have set up a twitter account called @bedshatecrime, I will be using the account to promote good news stories, provide updates on hate crime convictions in court, share statistical analysis, and promote positive community/partnership work that is on-going to support victims of hate crime."


The new poster, which you can download here, was designed by the Hate Crime Banner Competition winner at Stockwood Academy in Luton. Please do share this as widely as possible.

Community: Hate Crime Part of Competition winning poster targeting Hate Crime


Vacancy: Citizens Advice Luton
Citizens Advice Luton have a vacancy for a part-time telephone assessor. Closing date 29 January.


Central Bedfordshire Council Community Grant Scheme is Open
The scheme is now open for submission of grant applications, Funding is to support Central Bedfordshire Residents with the aim of avoiding unneccessary hospital/institutional care admissions. Applications for grant funding to be submitted by Friday 16 February.


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