United we stand: Greater Manchester unites against hate crimes during awareness week

No one should face hate, violence or abuse because of their identity, sexual orientation, nationality, appearance, or beliefs.

This is the key message for the upcoming Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week (5 – 11 February 2024).

Hate crime can have a devastating impact on a person’s life.

If you have experienced hate, help and support are available, even if you choose not to report the crime to the police. Remember, you are not alone in what you have gone through.

Bury Council is dedicated to preventing and reducing hate crime levels by providing support to victims and witnesses and ensuring offenders face justice.

Through the joint efforts of the Bury Community Safety Plan partners, we strive to combat hate crime, assist victims of offenses, and foster stable and united communities.

A series of events throughout the borough are scheduled for the week to encourage reporting and provide support to victims and witnesses:

Saturday 3 February

Promotion of hate crime awareness at Radcliffe Football Club match

Awareness and training session on hate crime reporting at Bury Town Hall from 10am to 12.30pm, featuring GM Police and Victim Support. To book, please contact [email protected]

Tuesday 6 February

Hate crime reporting surgery with the BAME Project and Greater Manchester Police at Millgate Shopping Centre (starting from 10am)

Hate crime reporting surgery with Greater Manchester Police at Ramsbottom Morrisons (further details to be announced)

Wednesday 7 February

Showcase event on stopping hate crime with Liv’s Trust, MAD Theatre, and The Met at 6.30pm at The Met theatre. To reserve your place, please contact [email protected]

Friday 9 February

Community engagement by Transport for Greater Manchester, GM Police, and Bury Council at Bury Interchange from 10am to 1pm.

To stay updated on events, visit https://www.bury.gov.uk/my-neighbourhood/safety-in-the-community/hate-crime/greater-manchester-hate-crime-awareness-week-2023

Councillor Richard Gold, Cabinet Member for Finance and Communities, stated: “Hate crime is a crime, and it is completely unacceptable.

“Everyone has the right to live without fear, hostility, and intimidation.

“Bury Council is determined to prevent and reduce hate crime levels by ensuring victims and witnesses receive support and offenders face justice.

“Through the Bury Community Safety Plan, our partners collaborate to tackle hate crime, support victims, and build stable and unified communities.”

Report hate crime

For assistance, support, and reporting of hate crime, visit: www.letsendhatecrime.com

Greater Manchester Police’s new community messaging system, ‘Bee in the loop,’ allows you to select the information you want to receive, including crime and incidents in your local area. The system also serves as a valuable investigative tool and can be used to appeal for information or intelligence to help solve crimes.

Stay informed about what is happening in your community by signing up to Bee in the loop: https://www.beeintheloop.co.uk/#SignUp

If you have been a victim of an anti-Semitic incident or have information about one that happened to someone else, please report it as soon as possible.

You can report it here or call the CST National Emergency Number 0800 032 3263

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