Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment
Statement on the Cantle review report*, from minister for local government and community cohesion Phil Woolas:...
Statement on the Cantle review report*, from minister for local government and community cohesion Phil Woolas:

'I welcome the publication of this report, and the recognition it gives to the work that Oldham Council and its partners have done to build community cohesion. Since 2001 there has been a great effort on all sides, with many new initiatives put in place to bring people together. Crucial to the success of the work in Oldham is the fact that much of the momentum has come directly from local communities themselves. Indeed, it's very encouraging that projects like the PeaceMaker initiative are now recognised nationally as examples of good practice in community relations.

'However, we also know there is no room for complacency. I'm very pleased that my new role, at the new Department of Communities and Local Government, allows me to take on additional responsibilities for community cohesion. It is vital that issues of community well being are addressed in the round. We in central government remain committed to working with communities across the country, and with the public, private and voluntary sectors, and faith communities in local areas, to help deliver further real changes in the future.'

* Cantle review report

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.