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Taking action on crime in Mt Roskill

Michael Wood, Labour candidate for Mt Roskill
17 August 2016

Mt Roskill Public Meeting: Taking action on crime in Mt Roskill

"With news of another violent attack on a store in Three Kings this week, it is clear that increasing street-level crime is a major concern to people in Mt Roskill", says Labour candidate for Mt Roskill Michael Wood.

"Across the community, people tell me that they are worried by increasing burglaries, which make them feel unsafe in their own homes. I've personally experienced theft from my own property recently while a nearby elderly relative had her home invaded"

"Strong communities rely on trust. If law and order breaks down that trust disappears and we are all worse off. We need action now, but unfortunately the government pretends there is no problem, hiding behind excuses and massaged statistics"

"Next week I will be holding a public meeting in Mt Roskill to discuss my plans for taking action in our community, which include:

- Re-opening the Mt Roskill police station to the public, which has been closed in recent years
- Prioritising action on burglary and thefts
- Better resourcing to put more front-line police on the beat
- Working to build a strong and prosperous local community to prevent crime before it happens

"The meeting will be held on Monday 22 August from 7pm at the Wesley Community Centre"

"At the meeting we will also be hearing from Neighbourhood Support and the Mt Roskill Community Patrol about the great work they do locally to deter crime"

"It's time for action on crime in Mt Roskill and I look forward to discussing this issue with the local community at my public meeting", says Mr Wood


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