Year-long hate crime campaign is hailed a success
A YEAR-LONG hate crime awareness campaign by Cross Keys Homes in the Dogsthorpe and Welland areas of the city has ended.
The campaign’s aim was to increase the understanding of hate crimes and the impact it has on victims and helping those who had experienced hate crimes.
A number of initiatives were run by Cross Keys Homes with Cambridgeshire police, Peterborough Race Equality Council and Peterborough Mediation including a world food and culture New Year’s party where children dressed up in various costumes, savouring foods from many countries as well as enjoying and learning about different cultures.
Another initiative involved residents at Larch Grove sheltered scheme being visited regularly by young people who had previously caused anti-social behaviour at the scheme.
Gemma Wood, Cross Keys Homes anti-social behaviour manager, said: “This is a fine example of what can be achieved when agencies pull together. Many of the initiatives embodied in this year-long campaign will be rolled out across Peterborough as a good example of best practise. We are very pleased with the results.”