Tower Hamlets searches for champions to tackle East End’s ‘hate’ crime

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs - Credit: Archant

An appeal is being made for community ‘champions’ to tackle discrimination and stamp out hate crime in London’s East End.

It comes from Tower Hamlets council which is offering four days of free training at the Town Hall to show ‘budding activists’ how to organise neighbourhood activities.

“Organising events from scratch can be challenging,” Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs said. “But there are people with great ideas for a more tolerant East End to live and work in.”

So the local authority is running a four-day programme to develop the skills and confidence to make ideas become reality. It is looking for people with an understanding of issues that face their friends and neighbours.

Places can be applied for online for the No Place for Hate course by 5pm on June 30. The course is held at the Mulberry Place Town Hall in Clove Crescent, Blackwall, on August 8, 11, 12 and 15 (near DLR East India).