Share your views on social cohesion and hateful extremism

Stockport residents are being asked for their views on how to build a stronger, safer and more cohesive Greater Manchester.

In September 2017, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, established an independent Commission to explore how Greater Manchester’s public services, businesses and communities can collectively promote social cohesion and tackle hateful extremism.

Since then the Commissioners have been hearing from a range of experts who are experienced in building cohesive communities and tackling areas where problems have occurred in the past.

Now the commissioners want to hear from Greater Manchester people to find out their ideas about how we can build a sense of togetherness in our communities and tackle hateful views and behaviours across the city-region. Topics include:

  • What is really good about your area and the people that live there? And what should be changed?
  • How can we work together so people feel included in their community?
  • How can we involve people in conversations about hateful behaviour and violent extremism?

It should only take about 10-15 minutes to provide your views and you have until 8am on Monday 16th April 2018.

Find out more about the Commission and take part here: www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/GMcohesion

All views provided will be taken into consideration in the Commissioner’s report, and a summary of key recommendations will be publically available later in 2018.

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “It’s really important for Stockport residents to share their views and their experiences on how we can all work together to make our communities more inclusive and to tackle hateful behaviour. This will help shape key recommendations to make Greater Manchester a safer place for everyone.”