DEWSBURY people have been congratulated for pulling together after the London bombings.
They have showed remarkable unity, according to police and council representatives.
Around 30 public meetings have been held since the July 7 attacks led by Mohammed Sidique Khan, who lived in Thornhill Lees.
Officials from agencies including West Yorkshire police and Kirklees Council have been involved in the meetings.
Clr Andrew Marchington, chairman of Kirklees Safer Communities Partnership, which includes the council and police, said: "The people of Dewsbury have shown remarkable solidarity in the face of adversity and we want to acknowledge that."
Chief Insp Jon Carter said: "Our main role was to find out what the concerns were, look at the impact of July's events, quell false rumours and to reassure people about their safety."
He added: "It has been extremely encouraging to see that, despite being thrust into the world spotlight, the community affected has remained united.
"It was evident from the meetings that people and religious leaders from all racial backgrounds are working together."
Rt Rev Tony Robinson, the Bishop of Pontefract, said: "People of all faiths have worked together in the months following the tragic event in London.
"As a result, we have come to a greater understanding of one another and we have shown that the community is united."
Yusuf Akudi, spokesman for the Indian Muslim Welfare Society, said: "The tragic events in London thrust our area into the spotlight of the world's media and sent shudders through the community.
"There have been some positives which have come out of us working more closely together with the police, the council, different faith groups and other agencies.
"We are building more bridges and a greater understanding of one another which we will continue to carry forward."