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All welcome at Ashburton public forum

Members of the Ashburton community are invited to attend a forum tomorrow where public safety will be the topic of conversation.

The forum, which is a joint initiative between Ashburton District Council, Police, Safer Ashburton District and Hotel Ashburton, will take place at the hotel tomorrow [Saturday 15 September] from 4-6pm.

Anyone is welcome to attend.

The forum will see open discussion about the things that matter to the people of Ashburton, such as youth crime, alcohol and drugs, suicide, and road safety.

The forum is an opportunity to talk about any issues of concern, and will also allow for discussion on the Safe Communities Accreditation that the town is working towards.

Ashburton Sub-Area Commander Senior Sergeant Philip Dean welcomes the opportunity to have a two-way discussion with the community.

“This is a chance for Police to let the public know about the types of crimes we are seeing in the area, and how we work together with other agencies like Council to address any trends.

“We’re also looking forward to hearing from the community about the things they see and hear, and talking together about how we can all work together to prevent crime from happening.

“The Police, Council, and other social agencies really want our community to tell us what is concerning them, and how they think we should be addressing the issues they see.”

Event details:

When: Saturday 15 September, 4pm to 6pm
Where: Hotel Ashburton, Racecourse Road, Ashburton
Who: All welcome.

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