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Read our latest statement regarding today's incident in Birstall. 

Community cohesion

Community cohesion is more than race relations and social equality. It is about breaking down social barriers and building relationships both between and within communities;

  • rich or poorstreet scene image
  • old or young
  • transient or permanent
  • new comers or established residents
  • race
  • faith
  • etc....

It is about celebrating and valuing the differences between communities and developing a common sense of belonging based on shared values and responsibilities.

It lies at the heart of creating a safe and strong Charnwood and is about listening to and addressing the concerns of all communities.


Community cohesion in Charnwood

Much of our work is based on the report of the Charnwood Community Cohesion Pathfinder Team

We are following the Government’s definition of community cohesion:

"Community Cohesion is what must happen in all communities to enable different groups of people to get on well together. A key contributor to community cohesion is integration which is what must happen to enable new residents and existing residents to adjust to one another."

Charnwood Borough Council is working in partnership with People and Places to develop and deliver a community cohesion strategy which will create a bright future for Charnwood.

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