October is Community Safety Month

Prevention of family violence and seniors rights are among a range of topics to be covered as part of Hume Community Safety Month programs and events in October.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, encouraged residents to participate, saying everyone had a responsibility to make Hume safe.

“By participating in an organised activity during Community Safety Month, you are helping to promote safety in your family, community, workplace, and increasing local confidence about safety,” Cr Jessop said.

“There are a range of free events and activities that have been organised by Council, local organisations and community groups and I encourage all residents to participate in an event throughout October.

For information about all Community Safety Month events occurring in Hume, download the full program.

Safety for Children Information Sessions will take place across a number of community centres from Monday 2 October to Friday 6 October.

The information sessions will educate parents/carers about safety for children in and around the home, car safety, sleep safety and poisons information.

Locations:

  • Newbury Child and Community Centre (Craigieburn)
  • Craigieburn Child and Family Centre
  • Elizabeth Drive Maternal and Child Health Centre (Sunbury)
  • Greenvale Recreation Centre
  • Bluebird Way Maternal and Child Health Centre (Roxburgh Park)
  • Gladstone Park Community Centre
  • Broadmeadows Community Hub

A meet up at Olsen Place Community Café will take place in Dallas on Thursday 5 October and is a great opportunity for residents to come along and have a casual chat with a local police officer.

A presentation on Seniors Rights will take place at the Sunbury Senior Citizens Centre on Thursday 5 October and will provide information, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people.

Week Without Violence (WWV) coincides with Hume Community Safety Month and includes One Million Stars to End Violence (Tuesday 17 October). This event will take place at Roxburgh Park’s Homestead Community and Learning Centre and is a peaceful global weaving project that encourages people to be the light and kindness they want to see in the world. Expert guest speaker (Arabic speaking) and various activities will be available for all on the day.

WWV also includes The Clothesline Project, a popular activity for women and their supporters to participate in. Taking place at the Goonawarra Neighbourhood House, Sunbury from Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October, the event sees participants express their feelings about family violence, using words and/or artwork to paint a t-shirt. The t-shirts are displayed at the Centre to make a statement.

Community Safety Month is fully supported by Hume City Council’s Community Safety Action Plan 2015-2019 which encourages all sectors of the community to work together to promote safety and manage risk.

Posted on 1:00 PM, 27 September 2017


Updated : 1:24 PM, 27 September 2017

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