Decision details

Report on the Response to the Notice of Motion on Hate Crime to County Council on 18 October 2019 FRC02 19/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Chairman of the County Council referred the notice of motion on Hate Crime submitted to the County Council on 18 October 2019 to Mr Duncan Crow, the Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities, for consideration. The Motion requested that:


1)   the Hate Incident Support Service is protected from any future budget cuts to ensure this unique and highly valued service can be maintained at its current level.


2)   cost-effective ways of increasing the promotion of hate crime reporting using wider-reaching advertising opportunities (at roundabouts, on vehicles and local public transport) are explored; and


3)   a regular report on hate crime is provided to the Chairman of the Environment Communities and Fire Select Committee ECFSC and the Business Planning Group for monitoring (and further scrutiny if required)



The Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities supports many elements of the motion but is unable to support its entirety and so proposes to recommend an amendment at the County Council meeting on 17 December.


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Publication date: 04/12/2019

Date of decision: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 16/12/2019

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