The Bolton Council of Mosques welcomed Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd for lunch on Wednesday 28 November to talk about community safety issues.
After a short introduction about his new role, the Commissioner answered questions from the group. Neighbourhood policing, hate crime and stop and search were all discussed.
“From speaking to residents here it is clear that neighbourhood policing is working well in Bolton but it can get better. By working together with communities and the police we can build a better Bolton and a better Greater Manchester. It’s a big challenge but I want Greater Manchester to be the safest place in the world,” said Tony Lloyd.
Talking about hate crime he added: “Hate crime is vicious and unacceptable and we need to make sure people who try to drive a wedge through our communities aren’t allowed to do so. Encouraging people to report hate crime will give us a truer picture of what is happening in our communities so we can tackle it together.”
The group thanked the Commissioner for coming along and invited him back next year to see how he’s faced the challenges of the new job.