Time for a chat


Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth -

SOUTH Perth res­i­dents who wish to voice their con­cerns about law and or­der and other is­sues are wel­come to pull up a chair and have a chat with the mayor and the lo­cal po­lice chief.

On the sec­ond Fri­day of each month, South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty and Se­nior Sergeant Ash­ley Goy, from Kens­ing­ton Po­lice, can be found out­side the South Perth Li­brary from 10am to chew the fat with the com­mu­nity about any is­sue they wish to raise.

“It is re­ally im­por­tant for the public to have a voice in lo­cal crime is­sues and also to have a pos­i­tive in­flu­ence on their lo­cal com­mu­nity,” Mrs Do­herty said.

Se­nior Sergeant Goy said it was a great op­por­tu­nity to di­rectly ad­dress any con­cerns lo­cal res­i­dents may have.

“I find lo­cal cit­i­zens are al­ways grate­ful that we are there to lis­ten to their con­cerns and ev­ery bit of in­for­ma­tion we re­ceive is taken on board and as­sessed,” he said.

“It makes us more aware of the lo­cal trends and the na­ture of of­fences in the area.”

Is­sues cov­ered at last week’s meet­ing in­cluded con­cerns over po­ten­tial ac­ci­dents be­tween pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists on the South Perth fore­shore, im­proved sig­nage and more pedes­trian cross­ings on Coode Street and Dou­glas Av­enue, the re­cent Fi­esta cel­e­bra­tions and feed­back on re­cent amal­ga­ma­tion dis­cus­sions.

Ash­ley Goy and Sue Do­herty lis­ten to a lo­cal res­i­dent.

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