Calderdale Council cross party group to oversee Brexit action plan

Calderdale Council has prepared an action plan to deal with changes resulting from the EU referendum vote to leave the EU. It will be overseen by a cross-party EU Action Plan group that will meet in public, although the Council hasn’t yet finalised membership or a timetable for meetings.

If members of the public witness or experience any racist or xenophobic backlash, either call the police on 101 (for non-emergencies) or report it to Calderdale Council’s community worker

Here is West Yorkshire Police advice on how to report a hate crime/incident

To report a Hate Crime / Incident:

If you have been the victim of behaviour you felt was inappropriate by a police officer or member of police staff you can report a police complaint.

Impact on “community cohesion”

If there is any local backlash against EU citizens, migrants or ethnic minorities – what Calderdale Council calls “an impact on community cohesion” – the Council said it’s important that it deals swiftly with any signs of tension and that it:

“may need to support non-UK citizens who may be directly affected by an EU exit.”

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Hebden Bridge Republic Ministry of Propaganda Directive 1: Be excellent with one another and party on

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Hebden Bridge Alternative Christmas, Saturday 25th June

Time to decorate the tree. And celebrate the strength and generosity of everyone, near and far, who pulled us all through the last disaster we experienced – the Boxing Day floods.

The timetable keeps changing as new things get added, but basically, the Hebden event starts in St George’s square with Hebden Bridge Junior Band doing carols round the christmas tree at 11am followed by Calder Valley Voices (we think) joining in at 11.30. Continue reading