Entries by Lesley Davies

Mayor on Patrol

Lower Hutt’s Mayor Ray Wallace was out and about on the weekend with Lower Hutt’s safe City Ambassadors.
The Mayor posted on his facebook page ” About to go out on patrol with Lower Hutt’s safe City Ambassadors. They do a fantastic job…Hill Street Blues TV show comes to mind, Be safe out there people ”

Annual White Ribbon Family Fun Day

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 City Council ‘drives’ White Ribbon awareness campaign

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.”

Safe Hutt Valley Reaccreditation

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.

CCTV Launch

Earlier this month Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council and the Lower Hutt Police marked the beginning of the first phase in the three year CCTV upgrade project in Hutt City.