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As well as the excerpts found on this website, the HOPE not hate Charitable Trust team have produced a 152 page report that explores this topic in extensive detail.

This report has been published as part of HOPE not hate Charitable Trust’s Hopeful Towns project.

The project aims to better understand what makes a place confident, optimistic and open, and to help towns across England and Wales to fulfil their potential. We want to address the root causes of hate, to stop divisive narratives from taking hold in the first place. And we want to promote policies which champion the value of towns, and stress that every town matters.

As well as producing research to understand risk and resilience in our towns, we’re working with local partners in towns to develop local solutions and will be building a Towns Leadership Network to push for positive change across Britain.

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