Community cohesion group marks one year anniversary of Paris terror attacks

Colnbrook’s Madi Bedhi yesterday joined other members of the Slough’s community cohesion group to release a statement marking the one year anniversary of the Paris terror attacks.

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One year on from the Parish terror attacks, Slough’s Community Cohesion Group issued a statement yesterday calling for “unity against those who seek to divide us”.

The group also reaffirmed its pride in the town’s diversity.

The statement issued yesterday said:

“One year on from the Paris attacks we, in Slough, continue to stand together in condemnation of terrorism.

“Hatred has no place in our hearts or our town and we continue to call on all our residents to stand with us in unity against those who seek to divide us.

“We are proud; proud of our town, its diversity and difference.

We stand with everyone in remembering the horrors of a year ago and our thoughts are once again with those innocents who became part of a tragedy we hope is never seen again.

The multi-faith cross-party group was set up in October 2014 and includes Colnbrook resident Cllr Madhuri Bedi, who represents Foxborough ward.

Though the Council’s vision for an integrated and cohesive community it espouses a common sense of belonging; a focus on what new and existing communities have in common, and a recognition of the value of diversity in Slough.

Other members of the group include the Leader of Slough Council Sohail Munawar; fellow labour members Cllrs Mohammed Sharif, Joginder S Bal, Ishrat Shah, Nora Holledge, and Preston Brooker; and Conservative members Cllrs Wal Chahal and Anna Wright.

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