Local residents will have the opportunity to express their concerns and put forward ideas at a local ‘Community Safety Forum’ featuring a panel of federal, state, council and local police representatives to be hosted by Federal Member for Aston Alan Tudge MP.
The ‘Community Safety Forum’ comes at an important time in Knox with recently released statistics by Victoria Police showing crime in the area has jumped by 15%. This backs up the response from Mr Tudge’s ‘Biggest Survey’ which (based on the initial sample of respondents) revealed 1 in 10 residents do not feel safe in their own community. Additionally almost 80% of respondents support an increase in police on the street and additional CCTV cameras.
The Panel at the Forum will include Hon Michael Keenan MP, Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection, Mr Nick Wakeling MP, Sate Member for Ferntree Gully, local police and Knox Council Representatives.
The forum is a part of an effort by Mr Tudge to address the issue of crime and community safety in our local area.
“We live in a great community, but there is more that can be done to improve safety and security”
“This forum will give residents and business owners the opportunity to hear from experts including the federal shadow minister, local police and council representatives while also putting forward their own ideas.”
“In parts of Boronia, the new CCTV cameras and the Protective Security Officers are already making a difference.”
“There is more than can be done to improve safety and we are keen to hear what residents have to say.”
The details of the forum are:
Wednesday March 27th, 2013
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Fairhills High School Auditorium, Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield
RSVP to Alan Tudge’s Office: 9887 3890, Glynis.firstname.lastname@example.org