Maldon District Council launches Enough is Enough hate crime campaign
Published on Monday, 15th November 2021
A campaign against hate crime is being launched by Maldon District Council in response to ongoing attacks on staff and key workers.
The “Enough is Enough” campaign is reaching out to all local authorities and blue light services in Essex to support them in stating there must be zero tolerance to hate crime at work and in our communities.
Using the hashtag #EnoughIsEnough and the following image:
Richard Holmes, Head of Paid Service at Maldon District Council said: “Staff at the Council in recent weeks and months have been subjected to threats of physical violence, they have been intimidated and experienced harassment and aggressive verbal abuse, in person and online.
“Our staff have the right to feel safe in the workplace and in the community they live. Actions of individuals in the past months and recent media attention, has prompted an increase in the number of hate crime incidents staff are being subjected to.
“Hate crime describes a range of behaviours and can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, both online and offline, and damage to property.
“It is a serious offence causing significant harm and distress to our staff and we have a genuine concern for their wellbeing and safety and have taken steps to ensure their safety is a priority.
“Nobody in any workplace should experience what our staff have been subjected to, it is as simple as that.
“Enough is enough.
“We welcome the support and concern we have already received and ask all local authorities and blue light services to take part in this campaign.”