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Hi, I am Matthew Wright and I’m the Engagement Officer for Hull.

Matt WrightMy 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


03/05/19 – Dove House Hospice Friday Friends

03/05/19 – Visit to Pelican Park Youth Club

20/05/19 – Dementia Friend Training

21/05/19 – Hull Community Safety Partnership

22/05/19 – Mini Police Kids Briefing

29/05/19 – Citizens Academy

*Please note I will be on holiday from 04/05/19 till 20/05/19 if you need support from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in my absence please contact Dave Hudson


Box Clever 

On Thursday 25th April, champion boxer Tommy Coyle launched a new initiative to engage with young people across Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire as he rolls out his Box Clever Bus in Hull’s Orchard Park estate for the first stop in a year-long tour aimed at reducing violence and anti-social behaviour through positive activities.

The double-decker bus, which has been purchased thanks to funding from the Home Office, secured by the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, is kitted out with a gym, youth space and smoothie bar plus a mobile boxing ring funded by NHS Hull clever

Tommy and his team will be working alongside partners from young peoples’ services to deliver sports activities, arts, craft, nutrition and music, as well as offering advice on life choices.

The Box Clever bus will then be running for the next 6 weeks at Orchard Park Shopping Centre, Ellerburn Avenue, Hull between 6pm-8pm on Thursday’s and Saturday’s between 2nd  May and 8th June and on Wansford Grove, Preston Rd, Hull between 6pm-8pm on Wednesday’s and Friday’s between 1st May and 7th June. After these dates the scheme will move to other locations across the Humberside area over the course of the next 12 months.

 #Bikes&Beans Community Event

Bikes and Beans mw - CopyOn Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March numerous partners came together with residents in as part of a community action day on Bean Street and the surrounding area.

This saw a community clean up and environmental improvements on the Saturday followed by a celebration event where families got to take part in Playing Out, share views with #TheHullWeWant, grow a Bean plant, take part in Freddie Fit Sessions, engage with the local policing team and enjoy a BBQ.

Hats off to Groundwork Hull in organising the event and all the other groups involved in supporting residents in the area – thoroughly enjoyed being involved.

Cancer Champion Programme by Matt Wright

I am delighted to be one of a growing number of Cancer Champions in Hull and the Humber, Coast and Vale area having attended the Cancer MattChampion training on Friday 29th March.

The aim of the Cancer Champion programme is to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of cancer, promote the national screening programmes and early detection.  Over 20 people attended the training and although anyone can become a Cancer Champion, the group was made up of individuals from a range of professions including, the police, fire brigade, mental health and the voluntary sector. It soon became clear that the main motivators for others attending the training was because of being personally affected by cancer and/or a sense that together, with more awareness, non-medical members of the public can help to make a difference in spotting the early signs of cancer and potentially save lives.

The training raised our awareness of the key facts, statistics, symptoms and screenings that are linked to a number of cancers, in an engaging and conversational style. At the end of the session we received a supportive handbook, wide range of leaflets and a certificate and badge.

Cancer Champions are asked to share their knowledge and encourage others to take up cancer screening invitations and to go to their GP if they have any of the symptoms mentioned. I now wear my Cancer Champion pin badge with pride and have already worked with my colleagues to ensure that cancer awareness materials are available to everyone in my workplace.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Chancer Champion Programme or undertaking the training, please contact Emma or Sophie at Humber Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance;

Email –
Telephone –    07519 120809 – Emma

                        07519 120805 – Sophie 

 “Make Yourself Heard” silent 999 Campaign

A national campaign to raise awareness of a system to help people alert police when in imminent danger but unable to speak, has been launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

The Silent Solution system enables a 999 mobile caller who is too scared to make a noise, or speak, to press 55 when prompted – to inform police they are in a genuine emergency.The system is well-Make Yourself Heard mwestablished in the UK but is only effective if the public know and understand how it works. It could, in extreme situations, potentially save a life.

It is not true that police will automatically attend if you make a silent 999 call. Callers need to listen and respond to questions and instructions, including by coughing or tapping the handset if possible, or if using a mobile phone, once prompted by the automated Silent Solution system, pressing 55.

For more information go to the IOPC website

The registration for Lifestyle 2019 is now open!

For 30 years, tens of thousands of young people have registered for Lifestyle and taken on challenges that have made a huge difference to communities across Humberside.

There are a host of fantastic prizes on offer for the most innovative and successful projects undertaken. These include: a week in South Africa, a trip to Disneyland Paris, UK adventure holidays, days out at Flamingo Land and Tockwith Racecourse and many more.

Are you or do you know anyone who are aged 10-18 and fancy making a difference in your community and potentially winning a fantastic prize? Then look out for our PCSOs who will be visiting schools and colleges to promote Lifestyle 2019. Or visit where you can sign up!

Crimestoppers – Speak Up. Stay Safe

The Crimestoppers Charity believe that everyone has the right to feel safe from crime. Whoever you are, wherever you live, from communities to companies. They won’t ask your name. Won’t judge. Just listen to what you know. When you hang up the phone or click ‘send’ on their anonymous online form, you’re done.

  • No police contact
  • No witness statements
  • No courts.

Every year Crimestoppers help stop thousands of crimes. Speak up. Stay safe. You can contact the independent charity about crime in your community by phone on 0800 555 111 and online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org24/7365 days a year. Via the website you can also access advice on how to protect the people you care about from crime so everyone can feel safe.Crimestoppers mw

Stephen Lawerence Day 

On 22nd April, the country joined together to remember Stephen Lawrence on the 26th anniversary of his brutal murder.

Stephen was killed in a racially motivated attack in Eltham, South London and the outrage and campaigns that followed changed not only how racisim is widely percieved today but also the face of modern policing. 

I attended the public service in Hull at the Amazing Grace Chapel, Beverley Road, Hull on Tuesday 23rd April where those present looked back at Stephen's life, thechallenges his family and the wider community faced ad the positive changes that have come about as a resukt of their determination. 


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:

  • Join or form a Neighbourhood Network group to help deter criminality and make your neighbourhood safer. More details can be found at
  • Join the #LitterHeroes Ambassador Programme and make your neighbourhood a nicer place to live – Litter-Heroes mwDeadline to apply is 6th May. More details can be found at:
  • Humberside Police are looking for Police cadets to give responsible young people a positive experience with Humberside Police, to develop a positive relationship with the next generation, to provide young people with an opportunity to develop with in a law and police framework and to encourage young people to act as role models. The latest intake will include new groups in Hull, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Goole, Bridlington and possibly Beverley.

Cadet applicants must be aged between 15-17 years old and have live in the Humberside area as of 01/09/18, but there are no academic qualifications required. You must be dedicated to attend the training which takes place 1 evening a week for 2 hours. Please use the link below to download and complete the vetting form, and then send your application to The closing date is the 31st May 2019 Insert application form link

Follow me on Twitter @matt_8362 as I will share any new opportunity I am made aware of.