The Polish Ambassador has congratulated the Harlow community on its work to "develop long-term solutions to prevent social tensions" and reassure foreign nationals living in the UK.
His endorsement comes just seven months after Arek Jozwik, a Polish man living in the town, was attacked and killed in the Stow shopping area.
At the time, ambassador Arkady Rzegocki said he was shocked by the killing and expressed concern at the apparent increase in suspected hate crimes against EU nationals following the Brexit vote.
But on Saturday he returned to Harlow for a Meet Your Neighbours event and to see a giant artwork created by Polish artist Yola Kudela to encourage community cohesion.
The ambassador was joined by Harlow MP Robert Halfon and other community leaders - many of whom feature in the artwork - at yesterday's event.