Northampton marks Hate Crime Week with series of events

The Guildhall, Northampton
The Guildhall, Northampton

Organisations across Northampton will be working together to support Hate Crime Week next month.

Northampton Borough Council is working in partnership with Northants Police, Northampton Rights and Equality Council and Northampton Inter Faith Forum to deliver local events in support of Hate Crime Week, which runs from October 8 to 15.

The partner organisations are inviting Northampton residents and businesses to four events taking place during the awareness week. The events include an Inter Forum Community afternoon tea at the Guildhall on October 10, which includes a discussion about how to tackle hate crime with Councillor Anna King, Mayor Councillor Christopher Malpas, Northamptonshire Police and volunteer organisations.

Cabinet member for community engagement, Councillor Anna King, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with key agencies to deliver effective activities in support of National Hate Crime Week. We encourage residents and businesses to get involved with the events, to help raise awareness and understanding of discrimination and hate crime.”

Other events organised by Northampton Rights and Equality Council and Northampton Inter Faith Forum include an evening with Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell and awareness raising of LGBT hate crimes.

For a full list of events and details of the timings and venue, visit www.northampton.gov.uk/hatecrimeweek