Community groups attend Ramsgate hate crime discussion
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Residents in Ramsgate joined Kent Police and other groups at a community engagement event discussing hate crime and related issues.
The charity CST joined the force's Thanet Community Safety Unit at the event at the Salvation Army in the town's High Street on Thursday 30 June 2022.
Attendees included representatives of various groups, including the Salvation Army, Margate Mosque, Rabbi Cliff Cohen and the mayor of Ramsgate Raushan Ara.
Thanet Community Liaison Officer Daiga Jansone, one of the event’s organisers, said: 'Events like this one allow us to hear from a diverse range of groups and listen to any concerns they may have around safety and crime.
'It is always a pleasure to receive information and work alongside CST, who are a charity dedicated to providing not only the Jewish community, but all faiths and diverse communities, with vital safety advice and guidance on security.
'It was a productive and engaging event that highlighted some important, topical safety items, but also key messages and learning about hate crime, including its complexities and how it can affect communities.'
The Mayor of Ramsgate Raushan Ara has thanked all of those who attended for their contribution.
She added: 'The event was very useful and made it clear that suspicious activity should be reported to police to give them the maximum possible information to act on.
'Thank you to Carl Whitewood, of Ramsgate Salvation Army, for allowing us to use the Salvation Army citadel as a venue and also thank you to those who provided food.'
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