Middlesbrough Mela has applied for funding to support this years Mela which takes place on 15-16 July 2017 in Centre Square, Middlesbrough.
This event attracts more than 10,000 people and brings together local community groups from diverse backgrounds.
It is a key priority to promote community cohesion and a sense of belonging through the participatory work and to sustain this through further recruitment for other outdoor events in the town.
The PCC will host a stall during the event to provide crime prevention advice and free equipment and to raise initiatives such as Hate Crime reporting.
The Mela supports the PCC’s priorities of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer and Securing the Future of our Communities.