We stand alongside all those who have been affected by the horrific images that have emerged over the weekend from Israel and Gaza, and the loss of so many innocent lives.
As stakeholders, we want to reassure you that we have already taken steps to contact partners and community leaders to listen to any local concerns at this time. We have increased policing patrols in relevant areas to provide visible reassurance to our communities.
We would urge anyone who experiences threatening behaviour or is worried about their safety to contact police.
We will continue to work proactively with our communities over the coming days and weeks as the conflict continues. We will not tolerate any hate crime and will respond swiftly to any reports. While peaceful protest is a right in our democracy, we will take action against anyone who chooses to act outside the law.
As stakeholders, we will continue to update you and would strongly encourage you to make contact if you have any concerns.