Protecting property not like it used to be
UNLESS there is a 360 degree about face in the attitude of minority groups, residents will be forced to use deterrents like electric fences too.
Gone are the days of open plan suburbia as areas are subjected to vandalism by people who just want to wreck anything. Arrive at the eastern end of Adam Road at sunrise and children, some as young as eight or nine, can be seen going somewhere, sending the message the goal posts have been moved. Writing letters and “stern warnings” may have sufficed in the past however, the Bunbury City Council too needs to understand the rules of engagement have changed dramatically.
People conducting a business have the right to protect their property. An electric fence is no guarantee, but at least it goes somewhere towards controlling thugs who have no respect for anything – how brave. What would the authorities have them do – stand at their property boundary and give them a slap with a wet hankie?