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Statement on Hate Crimes

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Published: 19/08/2016

At the most recent full Council meeting, there was cross-party support from councillors who came together to condemn the increase in Hate Crimes reported at a national level following the EU referendum. The leaders of the three political groups on South Gloucestershire Council have written a joint statement to publicise their shared view and to reassure the residents of South Gloucestershire of their commitment to countering Hate Crime.

“We are very concerned to see an increase in Hate Crimes across the country, following the EU Referendum. We want to make it clear that at South Gloucestershire Council we value ALL our staff and the work they do each day for our residents. Hate Crimes have no place in South Gloucestershire or anywhere else in our country and are an attack on our values as a local council and as a community.”

Cllr Matthew Riddle, Leader of the Council and the Conservative group, Cllr Ruth Davis, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and Cllr Pat Rooney, Leader of the Labour Group.

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