Hi, I am Matthew Wright and I’m the Engagement Officer for Hull.
My role is varied with every day and week being different, however my main role includes:
- Local point of contact for public and partners requiring support from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. So if there is an issue about how community safety is being delivered locally I want to hear from you.
- Building effective networks of partners in achieving the outcomes of the Police and Crime Plan.
If you have an idea or opportunity to make Hull safer or support people who are vulnerable then get in touch as I may be able to support you in making it happen.
- Collating information to measure the effectiveness of partnership activity in Hull against the Police and Crime Plan. This does involve looking at data and performance, however if you have feedback or case studies on what is working or not working I am interested.
- Supporting community consultation and surveys to ensure the views of the public are gathered and acted upon. It is vital that the community have a voice in what is delivered locally in their neighbourhoods and what is commissioned in Hull to keep you safe and ultimately what it is like to live in the city so I will work with partners to ensure your voice is heard.
I am out and about at community events, visit community groups and local scheme and attend numerous partnership meetings and activities so please feel free to approach me for a chat. However if you want to get in touch call me on 07464 985369 or Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
02/12/19 - Police Independent Advisory Group
03/12/19 – Hull Community Safety Partnership Board Meeting
03/12/19 – Hull Engagers Meeting
04/12/19 – Hull City Centre Safety Group Pop-up Event – Focus on Personal Safety
04/12/19 – Box Clever at West Park
09/12/19 – Hull Fraud Forum
10/12/19 – Hull Community Safety Partnership Bid Writing Event
11/12/19 – Hull City Centre Safety Group Pop-up Event – Focus on Serious Acquisitive Crime
11/12/19 – Hull Youth Majors Love Personal Safety Project
13/12/19 – Hull Youth Justice Board
18/12/19 – Hull City Centre Safety Group Pop-up Event – Focus on Homelessness and Begging
19/12/19 – Police Tasking Meeting
20/12/19 till 06/01/20 - Off work
06/01/19 – Alzheimer’s Society Support Group
07/01/20 - Hull Community Safety Communications and Engagement Group
07/01/20 - Combatting Child Criminal Exploitation and Knife-Crime Awareness Training
09/12/20 – Older Peoples Partnership
16/01/20 – Police Tasking Meeting
17/01/20 till 27/01/20 – Off work
28/01/20 - Hull City Centre Safety Group
29/01/20 – Humberside Business Crime Meeting
OUT & ABOUT
Lifestyle Awards – 13/11/19
Last month I represented the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner at the 30th annual Lifestyle Awards at the Bonus Arena in Hull.
Lifestyle is a Humberside Police initiative that challenges young people to get together in teams to complete a project that benefits their community in some way.
This year the force had a whopping 591 teams enter Lifestyle and between them they have raised almost £54,000 for charity and worked over 13,000 hours during their summer holidays.
It was great to hear about the amazing projects completed across Humberside. The big winners on the night were Team Bee who won the junior category and are going to Paris, sightseeing across the city and visiting both Paris Zoo and Disneyland Paris. While the senior category were The Magical 3 who will be jetting off to South Africa where they will learn more about the local culture as well as seeing wild animals on safari.
I will ensure that I promote Lifestyle 2020 and will be encouraging as many groups from Hull to take part as possible.
Visiting Community Groups
Last month I attended a Couple of local friendship events - The Alzhiemers North Hull Memory Café and Forget Me Not Friendship Group. They were lovely groups were I was able to talk to attendees about community safety, promote the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and raise awareness in scams.
These events are undoubtedly my favourite part of my role and I am happy to arrange to attend other groups across Hull. If interested please get in touch and I will pop your event in my diary.
Hull Centre Christmas Pop-up events
The Hull Community Safety Partnership are hosting a series of pop-up events in Hull city centre in the run up to Christmas which are designed to keep people safe and promote the work being undertaken in the city to tackle key issues that are often raised by the public.
The themes and locations are:
- Wednesday 4th December - Socialising Safely at the former Card Market retails unit adjacent to Car Phone Warehouse on King Edwards Street, Hull. This event will focus on advice to revellers on how to stay safe whilst out on Christmas parties and nights out, as well as the dangers of drunk driving. The Renew team will also be offering Mocktails.
- 11th December – Tackling Acquisitive Crime at The Paragon Interchange in a retail unit between Starbucks and Costa Coffee. This event will focus on preventing burglary, vehicle crime, cycle theft and property identification which can increase over Christmas. There will also be the opportunity to purchase reduced price security products from the Neighbourhood Network charity.
- 18th December – Promoting the work around Homelessness at the former Card Market retails unit adjacent to Car Phone Warehouse on King Edwards Street, Hull.
All the event will take place between 10am and 3pm.
I would encourage everyone to pop-in and say hi and find out about keeping safe themselves and property safe over the festive season.
Thank you to Queens House and Paragon interchange for allowing us to use their units.
We are a Friends Against Scams Organisation
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has become the latest organisation to join the ‘Friends Against Scams’ initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against the fraudsters by joining as a ‘Friends Against Scams Organisation’, while the Police and Crime Commissioner is a ScamBassador.
Our pledge is:
“The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside pledge to support the Friends Against Scams initiative by spreading awareness of scams in order to reduce local victims and by encouraging residents, community groups and organisations to join us in taking a stand against scams.”
In our the Humberside Police area alone:
- People lost £8.6 million last year, and increase of 44% on the previous year
- 6875 people reported to be victims of fraud
- Fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated in the ways they target people
I would encourage everyone to join the ‘Friends Against Scams’ movement to help make a difference in their own way, whether that be preventing yourself becoming a victim of fraud or stopping scammers targeting a loved one. The training is available online for everyone to access for free at https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/training/friends-elearning.
The second Safer Roads Humber (SRH) Biker Down event was held at SRH headquarters on the 3rd November. This project is aimed at motorcyclists and covers being ‘first on scene’ in the case of a crash, motorcycle first aid and safer riding. Entirely class room based the group had a chance to practice their resuscitation skills and came away with an understanding when it’s safe to remove a biker’s helmet.
Further courses will be run in March and April the coming months. To register your interest just email email@example.com.
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Hull Crime Reduction Fund
If you a Not for Profit Organisation in Hull with a project that will help make the city safer then you are being encouraged to apply for up to £10k from the Hull Crime Reduction Fund (CRF).
The CRF was established by the Hull Community Safety Partnership (CSP), with funding provided by the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and aims to provide grants to support various groups and community projects whose aims are to enhance community engagement, reduce crime and improve the lives of those living in Hull.
The aim of the Community Grant is to support those initiatives and projects that are able to demonstrate how they can support the delivery of the CSP strategic aims, outcomes and priorities.
Projects must help meets at least one of the four Hull CSPs priorities:
- Reduce domestic abuse and violent behaviour;
- Reduce offending and re-offending;
- Support victims and vulnerable people and communities; and
- Tackle substance misuse
The Deadline for the next round of applications is 31st December.
For further details and to apply visit: https://www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk/Community/Hull-Crime-Reduction-Fund.aspx
As residents the people of Hull can make a big difference in their community by getting involved in lots of initiatives or schemes as an individual or part of a group.
There is lots going on but some of the activities and opportunities include:
· Help improve health across Hull as a 2020 Champion and access training and opportunities that will help you make a difference. For more details visit: https://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/hullchampions/
· Join or form a Neighbourhood Network group to help deter criminality and make your neighbourhood safer. More details can be found at https://www.nnetwork.org.uk/
· Become a Citizens in Policing this includes joining Humberside Police’s Special Constabulary, Community Safety Volunteer Scheme or for young people the Police Cadets. More details can be found on the Humberside Police Website https://www.humberside.police.uk/join-us
Follow me on Twitter @matt_8362 as I will share any new opportunity I am made aware of.