I want to contribute to a positive future for our kids
Cafe rallies community to make a positive difference
Richard Noone, Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate
May 19, 2016 3:18pm
Jasmine Greens cafe has been a target of crime and vandalism. Last May I hosted a public meeting at Jasmine Greens cafe to discuss crime in the area with our local Police Area Command.
Over 50 local residents attended the meeting and shared their stories and concerns. In one week, we collected over 480 signatures on this petition, which appealed to the Federal and State government as well as Central Coast Council to improve safety and opportunities for young people un Umina. I am still waiting for a response to this petition from the Administrator of Central Coast Council, Ian Reynolds and Council CEO, Rob Noble.
Petition to Hon Malcolm Turnbull Prime Minister, Hon Lucy Wicks MP Federal Member for Robertson, Hon Mike Baird Premier of NSW, Hon Kathy Smith MP State Member for Gosford, Mr Ian Reynolds Administrator for Central Coast Council, Mr Rob Noble General Manager Central Coast Council, Local Area Command Chief Inspector Colin Lott
We the undersigned are very concerned by the ongoing crime and vandalism taking place in the Peninsula Recreation Precinct (PRP) and surrounding streets. The PRP and car park at the end of Sydney Avenue are not safe places to be at night. The ongoing break ins of houses, local businesses and vandalism of park facilities is not acceptable and must be stopped. We want to see the PRP become a safe and crime free zone ASAP.
- increased police patrols in Umina, Umina Beach and the Peninsula Recreation Precinct.
- bright flood lights to light the park, the car park and the skate park and oval to make the park safe at night.
- increased security patrols of the area.
- working CCTV cameras - the CCTV cameras is the PRP have not worked for over 2 years and are inadequate.
- a 24 hour police station in Umina to respond to calls for assistance.
- real crime reduction in the PRP and on the Peninsula as a whole.
- safe recreation venues for teenagers to gather and socialise in Umina on Friday and saturday nights, for example discos in the surf club and night skate comps, funded by Council and the government and with youth workers and councillors present to mentor and support the kids.