Hate Crime Group Aims to Build Up Multi-Faith Harmony

February 9, 2010

Author: Emily Parsons

Source: The Daily Gazette


Hate crime is being tackled in north Essex using Government funding to overcome terrorism.

Colchester and Tendring crime and disorder partnerships received funding under the Government’s Prevent programme, which aims to develop community and faith relations to try to prevent terrorism.

They were among the first regions in the UK to receive the funding, after successfully showing good inter-agency working relationships.

The money came through last year, and has been used to appoint a leader for the Prevent programme in north Essex, Chris Van Holby, who has been in post for about six weeks.

It has also been used to set up a multi-faith group, to allow different religions and cultures to meet every six weeks to air any problems and learn to overcome their differences.