The City Council has voted to stop all funding to the Portsmouth Hate Crime Unit that provides victim support for people who suffer from hate crime - such as racist attacks. Money has been identified to keep this service going but this has been rejected by Conservative and UKIP Councillors. This service is not offered by the Police. Alternative funding from within the City Council has been identified for this.
We the undersigned oppose the decision of Portsmouth City Council to close down the unit that supports the victims of Hate Crimes.