Feeling safe and being safe is really important for a healthy, prosperous Hutt Valley.
We all have a part to play in keeping our communities safe, and here you’ll find everything you need to help you do just that.
You can find out how to keep yourself, your whānau and your neighbourhood safe, plus stay up to date with all the great programmes that help make the Hutt Valley a safe place for us all.
Safe Hutt Valley is a group of organisations committed to promoting safety in the Hutt Valley through a range of programmes. Our commitment to safety has been recognised by the Hutt Valley being accredited as an International Safe Community. The Safe Communities approach is endorsed by the World Health Organisation. Read more…
How To Keep Safe This Xmas
Ten tips for keeping safe these holidays. Click to read our ten tips for staying safe
Hutt Valley Helping Agencies
Phone numbers for the 2016/17 holiday period. Click to see our list of agencies
The Annual White Ribbon, Family Fun Day planned for November 26 2016 was to be a big open air concert and kid’s program at Lane Park in Wallaceville. Although the organisation for the event had started a little later than previously everything was in place for a wonderful outdoors event, however, early on the morning of the 26th it was decided that the weather was too unsettled to risk setting up the electrical and sound gear necessary outside, and were we lucky we made that decision because at 11.00, just half an hour before the gates opened the clouds just opened up and absolutely poured with rain. Fortunately because we were at Lane Park we had always planned for this and simply moved the event indoors.
Upper Hutt has collaborated with White Ribbon and Safe Hutt Valley to produce 3,000 White Ribbon bumper stickers. the bumper stickers have been permanently fixed to all Council fleet cars, portraying a simple yet effective message: ‘Respect can stop violence towards women.’ Additionally, they prompt the viewer to visit the White Ribbon website and consider taking the White Ribbon pledge.
“While the White Ribbon campaign is very visible throughout November, the reality is that violence towards women is a year- round issue, “says Council’s Director of Community Services, Mike Ryan. “The bumper stickers are a great way for Council to continually advocate that violence is not OK, ever.”
By installing murals in public places within the City, Upper Hutt City Council’s Youth Development and Painted Environment mural projects aim to decrease graffiti, increase the perception of safety within Upper Hutt, build cultural and heritage character in Upper Hutt and beautify Upper Hutt.
On 14 December 2015 partners signed A Safe Community Agreement between Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand and Hutt Valley (Upper and Lower Hutt ) to implement and ongoing programme of community safety that enhances the safety of it’s residents, contractors, visitors and community participants. The parties agree to develop, support and guide safe Community networks, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.