Faith and community leaders gather at Crayford Mosque to discuss borough’s cohesion

PUBLISHED: 09:35 19 July 2017

Crayford Mosque

Crayford Mosque


The meeting of more than 50 leaders took place on Tuesday

Leaders representing the borough’s many faiths and communities gathered together on Tuesday to understand how to help bring people together.

More than 50 leaders gathered at Crayford Mosque, including representatives from Bexley police, the council, borough health bosses and the Bexley Voluntary Service council, as well as faith leaders.

Don Massey is the deputy leader of the council, and was present at the meeting.

The cabinet member for finance and corporate services said: “Bexley is a safe place and our community relations are generally good, but these are challenging times and we are not complacent.

“Today produced a range of interesting ideas and has helped to build bridges between different groups. I think we were all pleased that there is wide agreement on the need to join together to make the community stronger.

“The views that people have shared today will help inform our new stronger communities strategy and we plan to meet again in the autumn to build on the success of today’s event.”

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