Community Meeting at The Oaks to discuss Policing and Community Safety

Warragamba Panorama

Community Meeting at The Oaks to discuss Policing and Community Safety

Posted on: 17.03.2017

A Community Meeting will be held at The Oaks Community Hall, Russell Street, The Oaks on Wednesday 22 March at 6:30pm to discuss Policing and Community Safety following a Resolution by Council on 20 February 2017. Organised by Wollondilly Shire Council the community meeting will discuss the need for increased policing resources in and around The Oaks and Oakdale.

The public meeting will provide a platform for the community to talk with Council about their concerns regarding crime and the level of police resources. Local community members have raised their concerns about an increase in break-ins, property damage and suspicious activity around private property.

Mayor for Wollondilly Judith Hannan, assures the community that public safety is a top concern for Council stating, “Council is taking the lead in this matter and will advocate on behalf of the community to raise awareness of safety concerns and the need for more police presence around The Oaks and Oakdale.”

“The Oaks and Oakdale are not the only towns to have experienced break-ins in the last few months, there have also been reports of crime in and around Picton. This reiterates that closing the stations at The Oaks and Warragamba and reducing the hours at Picton is changing the nature of Wollondilly’s public safety.”

Luke Johnson, General Manager Wollondilly Shire Council has said that, “We have an excellent relationship with the Camden LAC and greatly appreciate the work they do for our community.”

“Council has been in contact with the community spokesperson from The Oaks and the Camden LAC to emphasise our commitment to working collaboratively on this matter.”

For more information contact Council on 4677 1100.