Welcome to MENTER, The Black and Minority Ethnic Network for the East of England Region. MENTER is a regional network of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) voluntary organisations and community groups.

MENTER is currently in hibernation.  What does it mean?  Sadly we no longer have staff due to loss of funding from a regional perspective and reduced funding opportunities has impacted on our capacity and capability to deliver services for our communities across East England.

However, the Board of Trustees who are based in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Peterborough remain determined to support our communities and fulfil our Aims and Vision.

If you wish to contact us, please email info@menter.org.uk.


Bedford Community Engagement 1 December 2017

Event 1st Dec 2017 poster


Bedford Community Engagement 12 April 2017

Bedford Community Engagement 12 April 2017

MENTER held a community engagement event in Bedford on 12 April 2017, on the theme "How safe do our communities feel?" Kathryn Holloway, Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, was the main speaker. She spoke of her ambition to make Bedfordshire and Luton an integrated society and her determination to be inclusive when dealing with issues of criminality and making the Borough a safer place. She described ongoing initiatives to recruit from the BAME communities.

The meeting was also addressed by Bethan West, Director of Victim Support and Community Cohesion, Chief Inspector Hob Hoque, Inspector Mo Aziz, and two speakers from Bedfordshire CVS, Martin Trinder (CEO) and Jane Owen, and then thrown open to questions and discussion.

A follow-up meeting is planned.

For more details read the report (PDF, opens in new tab or window).

For information on future meetings, please email us at info@menter.org.uk.

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