Bolsover marks National Holocaust Memorial Day

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The Bolsover Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has been helping to mark National Holocaust Memorial Day through events and displays in Shirebrook.

An employee engagement event was held at Sports Direct in Shirebrook, organised by the Bolsover CSP Shirebrook Community Cohesion Group.

Several partner agencies came together on the day to provide a display of posters related to the Holocaust and free safety candles, funded by Bolsover CSP, were given out for people to light in remembrance.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service provided two-pin plug sockets and Bolsover CSP staff also handed out community safety information packs.

The display detailed information about the National Sikh Heritage Centre and Holocaust Museum and information on how to report hate crime was also provided in a variety of different languages.

Holocaust information booklets were also distributed to residents and people passing through the Market Place in Shirebrook Town Centre.

National Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on Monday, 27th January and events took place throughout the country.

Chair of Bolsover Community Safety Partnership, Coun Brian Murray-Carr, said: “Over the last few years the partnership has held several events at Sports Direct and this has helped to build confidence and relations within this community. We are very grateful to Sports Direct for once again facilitating this event.

“The display and the community safety information provided by attending agencies was very well received by the employees and created much discussion and debate with several Polish people expressing an interest in helping as volunteers in their local community.”

The Bolsover CSP Shirebrook Community Cohesion Group is a group which meets on a quarterly basis to monitor and discuss any community cohesion issues in Shirebrook.

Police Sergeant Paul Smith chairs the Bolsover CSP Shirebrook Community Cohesion Group. He said: “We agreed to support the event through the group and it was so pleasing to see so many different agencies come on board to help us organise local events to reflect upon the Holocaust and it’s affects.”

National Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on Monday, January 27 and events have been taking place throughout the country.