Time for a chat
CHANCE TO VOICE YOUR CONCERNS
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.