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Bury, in partnership with our neighbouring localities across the region, are working together to tackle hate crime. This includes promoting and raising the awareness of what hate crimes are, how people can report, the local support available and how we can collectively stand together against hate.

Together we are Too Great for Hate which is the strapline for a week of awareness raising and action. This year the Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week took place from 6 February 2023 and included:

  • Bury LGBTQI+ Forum hosting a Hate Crime afternoon at Radcliffe Market
  • Hate Crime Awareness Webinar with SAFE by CST (Security Advice for Everyone/ Community Security Trust) - in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Salford Council
  • Bury Youth service LGBTQI+ session at the Met in partnership with The Proud Trust.
  • Tackling stigma of disability and sport:
    • Para Netball session with Millwood School and England Netball session at the Maccabi Centre
    • Female boxing with Natalie Lewis
    • Exploring opportunities for Wheelchair Rugby
    • More broadly using sport to raise awareness including Street Reds and HCAW bibs
  • Awareness raising at events and forums taking place in the week:
    • Best Bar None Awards evening
    • Older People's Network
    • Team Bury Away Day
  • Local community group Hate Crime sessions including with Supporting Sisters and BRAC (Bury and Rochdale African Community)
  • Hate Crime Youth Ambassador session at New Kershaw Centre
  • Bury Youth Service @ RoC Centre Radcliffe focus on Equalities & Hate
  • Awareness raising at Millgate Centre