Question from: County Councillor Jackie Charlton Subject: Hate crime
Next week is Hate Crime Awareness Week (13th to 16th October) and this year the focus will be on bringing people together to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime, to remember those who have been lost to hate crime, and continue to help those who need ongoing support.
This year the theme is Byddwch yn Glên - Be friendly and welcoming.
Could you tell me what Powys County Council is doing to highlight the issues of Hate Crime and what more can be done to challenge this when it is exposed?
For information details below of how to report Hate Crime:-
You can call on 0300 3031 982 for free emotional support if you’ve been a victim of hate crime or visit the website at -
Response by the Portfolio Holder:
Powys County Council, via the Community Safety Partnership, works with Community Cohesion; Dyfed-Powys Police; Crime Stoppers and other partners to tackle Hate Crime.
During the 2020 Hate Crime week specifically, Powys Youth Services will be undertaking joint walks in communities with Police after school to engage with young people.
There are a number of Dyfed-Powys and Wales initiatives taking place throughout the week, which Powys County Council’s communications team will highlight via social media when the links are made available: -
· Art Competition for Primary School Children– design a flag celebrating diversity, details to be shared on Y Hyb – in collaboration with Victim Support (cash prizes to be given to winning schools).
· Hate Crime Quiz – for a chance to win an iPad and shopping vouchers – answer 5 questions correctly (answers to be obtained from watching our recently launched Hate Crime Awareness Film)
· Hate Crime Awareness Film.