Working with communities is at the heart of the work of the OPCC and partners. By strengthening relationships with communities across West Yorkshire, we are better able to understand the issues which really matter to people, and understand the factors which leave communities anxious or feeling unsafe. It is crucial that people get on well together, respect differences, and work towards achieving shared goals; as our recent experiences during the Covid lockdown have shown us. We all have a responsibility to encourage inclusivity and build relationships between communities, which can in turn strengthen our resilience to threats such as crime, terrorism and community discontent.
Community Cohesion Priority Plan
So that we can all understand more about what we are doing together and want to do together to deliver on our priority areas of work we have developed our 'Priority Plans'.
These plans will be refreshed and renewed and are work in progress but we will report on our delivery against these Priority Plans in public facing Community Outcomes Meetings.
We want to demonstrate the difference we are making in our communities but we also want to know what else we could be doing to keep people in West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.