Police hosting meetings to discuss community concerns

An overwhelming majority of residents believe the Pyrenees is a safe place to live according to results from the Community Safety Network (CSN) survey.

Farm and stock theft, dangerous driving and road safety were among the top safety concerns across the Pyrenees, but 93.5 percent of people believe the shire is a safe place to be.

The findings come from the hundreds of residents from across the Pyrenees who participated in the local survey last year, which was part of the CSN Pyrenees Your Voice campaign and designed to gather insight and information about safety issues affecting the community.

The survey results will now be shared and discussed at public meetings in Avoca and Lands- borough this week.

Ballarat and Pyrenees Local Area Commander Inspector Dan Davison said the local meetings are an important way to give feedback to the communities who participated in the surveys.

A community meeting will be held at the Landsborough Town Hall today from 7 to 9 pm and a second meeting will be held in Avoca tomorrow at the Avoca Country Golf Bowling Club from 7 to 9 pm.

Those who are unable to attend the meetings can stay informed by registering at https://engage.vic.gov.au/community safetynetworks/pyrenees- community-safety-network.

For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, June 4

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