Time for hard line on crime
THE recently highlighted crime activities in the Valley must surely be of concern to residents, police and council, however there appears to be a blase attitude, and not a lot of action to solve the spate of criminal activities.
The theft from St Matthews Church received limited press coverage, and the break in, theft and vandalism at Carinya wasn’t even reported by the council to the premises users for almost a fortnight.
Business owners and residents shouldn’t have to ensure every door is locked, security cameras installed, property locked up and out of sight every night.
It’s time to take a hard line on the crimes that are occurring in the Valley and around the state and a around-theclock police presence in New Norfolk would surely make a difference.
It’s time to put pressure on the council, councillors and MPs to get some action to help stop this type of behaviour as it must surely be having and adverse effect on any local community confidence, investment, and growth. Steve Balmforth Clifton Hill Vic