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Event today to back Hate Crime Awareness Week

Wednesday October 12 2016


An event will be held today at the Transport Interchange An event will be held today at the Transport Interchange


AN EVENT will be held today that will encourage locals to support victims of hate crime. 

To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 8-15), organisations including the council, Berneslai Homes, Barnsley College, South Yorkshire Police, schools and community groups will gather at the Transport Interchange at 11am for a special ceremony.

The event, by the Midland Street entrance, will see the temporary formation of a ‘mini-forest’ of 16 small ornamental trees. Messages of support will be hung on their branches.

The trees will then be planted in community and public venues across Barnsley, including parks and gardens.

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Reply Posted by Annie on Wednesday October 12 2016 at 15:18
I hope this event went well.

Did WAB not know about it until the last minute?

WAB, as a contribution towards this campaign, please can you flag up how to report abusive comments on your site?
Recently, when recording the tragic murder of a Goldthorpe woman with a named local perpetrator, WAB allowed a comment appearing to express 'surprise' it was not a migrant who murdered the poor lady, to stay on the site, plus another post to me saying 'shut up, I think the same' for a couple of days.
Please advise on reporting offensive comments.
I don't think this site is self moderating.
I am expecting offensive comments in response sadly.

Reply Posted by albert on Wednesday October 19 2016 at 21:02
hate crime works two ways

Reply Posted by Naughtynorman on Sunday October 23 2016 at 21:02
Let's hope it was delivered in a variety of languages so that everyone understands that it's wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!