David Sidwick: Hate crime has no place in our society

By David Sidwick, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Dorset As we reflect on national Hate Crime Awareness Week, I wanted to dedicate my blog to raising awareness and encouraging the reporting of this offence to the police. Let me begin by saying that hate crime, in any form, is abhorrent, the ignorance and prejudice thatContinue reading “David Sidwick: Hate crime has no place in our society”

Windrush stories

By Samuel Johnson Today marks the fourth national Windrush Day in the UK, as well as the 73 years that have passed since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 carrying the first Caribbean migrants to the UK – to help re-build the Motherland, Great Britain, after the Second WorldContinue reading “Windrush stories”

Friendship, Respect and Difference: Stephen Lawrence Day

Stephen Lawrence Day was established in 2019 by the then Prime Minister Theresa May, on the 25th anniversary of Stephen’s death. It is a day dedicated to Stephen’s memory that also allows us to reflect upon the part we all play in creating a society in which everyone can flourish. Members of Prejudice Free DorsetContinue reading “Friendship, Respect and Difference: Stephen Lawrence Day”

New working group to support BAME residents, visitors and staff

By Graham Farrant, Chief Executive at BCP Council The recent local, national and international protests have provoked a lot of discussion amongst BCP Council members and the leadership team of the Council, who are committed to addressing the diversity and equalities agenda of our Corporate Strategy and Delivery Plan.  An independent working group is nowContinue reading “New working group to support BAME residents, visitors and staff”