Tracie Evans 16 June 2017

The public sector's response to extremism is still too disjointed

My heart hurts to think of those affected by the events in London and for those young people in Manchester and how what should have been a night of their lives, turned into a night they will remember for all the wrong reasons.

We will have reviewed and increased our security arrangements and, with elections on the horizon, even more care will be taken to ensure our residents’ safety.

This extra activity comes at a price and, within the context of our stretched budgets, my thoughts turn to how to resource community engagement and resident awareness activity to minimise the ability of these terrible events to devastate our lives.

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