All communities have the potential for tensions to arise, which may lead to some form of conflict. The nature of tensions will vary from one area to another. Tensions may emerge between different ethnic or faith groups, new arrivals and long term residents, young and old, rich and poor or along neighbourhood lines. It is therefore important that Wrexham County Borough Council and partners have up to date information about local trends in community cohesion to be able to identify tension ‘hotspots’ in order to carry out early intervention and prevent issues escalating.
This form is intended to collect information from local authority staff and partner organisations which will feed into the Police tension monitoring process and it is anticipated it will help to build a picture at neighbourhood level, to then enable us to respond positively with support.
This tension monitoring process:
- Does not replace formal systems for recording crime or hate incidents etc.
- Pulls together data from a range of sources or mapping intelligence.
- Provides the ‘softer’ information- the information that comes from people knowledge of what is happening in communities, unreported incidents, anecdote rumour and fears.