Deputy Mayor's Weekly Message: Monday 21 October 2019
Reclaim the Night
There is no doubt that our community is a united one, and in times of need we never fail to rally together and support each other.
One such community issue is the right for everyone to feel safe, and Reclaim the Night is a community event that highlights that everyone in our community has the right to feel safe and respected.
This Thursday 24 October you are all encouraged to join in between 6pm to 7.30pm in Wauchope’s Bain Park for the Reclaim the Night community gathering and march. Make sure you wear your favourite red shirt, as we march from Bain Park to High Street and back, enjoy a free BBQ, free lantern and glow stick giveaways and some great live music.
And this event could not have come at a better time, with it being in line with National Children’s Week which commenced on Saturday. National Children’s Week focuses on every child’s right to have a safe, happy, healthy and enjoyable childhood, and be able to demonstrate and develop their skills, talents and abilities. The theme for this year is "Children have a right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help them stay well".
Plus, we also have great news that the annual White Ribbon Coastal Walk will be going ahead again this year, on Sunday 1 December.
You may have heard that the governing body White Ribbon Australia has had some financial difficulties and is no longer. However this doesn’t mean we can’t continue the cause locally, and walk to raise awareness in stopping violence against women.
All of these events are wonderful initiatives in making sure our community and our loved ones are safe, and I really encourage everyone to get involved and support these worthy causes.