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|From: Unnat (Zeniinet.net.au)|
|Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 03:10:44 -0600 (MDT)|
Over the past 6 weeks our houses have been regularly broken into (smash and grab), graffiti-ied, cars are targeted for cash, bikes stolen. The neighbourhood in general seems to be the target of relentless attention by petty thieves; they seem to be quite young. My daughter is distressed and won't even sleep alone any more. Police seem helpless; they take a few details and go away again. We've put up some security lighting - it may not scare off the burglars but it helps us to know they're there. Friday and Saturday nights are stressful and sleepless. We're holding an Open day in 2 weeks to get to know the neighbours and build some community awareness. I'm facilitating a forum to discuss creative approaches and will invite neighbours, Neighbourhood watch reps, Council, Community Police, Govt reps, youth reps and any other stakeholders that I can. There is funding available for community initiatives. I don't want to reinvent that poor old wheel so any experiences, suggestions, comments and links are welcome (via the list if relevant or direct to me). Pinakarri's cohousing is part of a suburban redevelopment in an area already notorious for its petty crime rate. We want to be pro-active, creative and send clear but positive messages. Many thanks and warmest regards Robyn Williams
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