No Place for Hate campaign in Tower Hamlets wins an award

PUBLISHED: 15:56 19 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:47 20 September 2018

Champions of the 'No Place for Hate' campaign. Pic: Kois Miah

Champions of the 'No Place for Hate' campaign. Pic: Kois Miah

Kois Miah

Tower Hamlets Council has scooped an award for is work to tackle hatred, intolerance and prejudice in the borough.

The town hall’s ‘No Place for Hate’ campaign won the ‘Upstanding Organisation’ category at the National No2H8 Crime Awards.

The panel of judges heard how the campaign, which has run for 10 years, had been ‘instrumental in curbing right wing extremist activities and promoting peaceful coexistence between the diverse communities in the borough.

The campaign has the support of thousands of residents including thespians Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen.

John Biggs, mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “This campaign brought together council staff and our residents to stamp out intolerance and reject divisive groups that spread hate. I am pleased that this important work has received national acclaim.

“The diversity of our communities is one of our greatest strengths.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid added: “These awards are a powerful opportunity to promote what is positive in British society.”

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