Coun­cil join­ing cam­paign against do­mes­tic vi­o­lence

Gatton Star - - News -

SOM­ER­SET Re­gional Coun­cil has joined with coun­cils from across the state to send a strong mes­sage that do­mes­tic vi­o­lence will not be tol­er­ated in the com­mu­nity.

The “Safer Fam­i­lies Bet­ter Com­mu­ni­ties” day of ac­tion is a chance for all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to take a stand against do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

At 10am on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 11, res­i­dents are in­vited to gather out­side the visi­tor in­for­ma­tion cen­tres in Fern­vale, Esk and Kil­coy. A short cer­e­mony will take place and par­tic­i­pants will be in­vited to wear white arm bands as a show of public sup­port.

Som­er­set Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Graeme Lehmann wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity for the Som­er­set com­mu­nity to speak out against do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

“Ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to come along and take a stand with coun­cil against the dev­as­tat­ing im­pact of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and send the mes­sage that when we have safer fam­i­lies, we have bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties,” Cr Lehmann said.

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