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Community Meeting to Combat Crime

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is calling on the local community to turn out for a meeting to establish a local Neighbourhood watch.

The local community has arranged the meeting following an increase in crime, particularly in the Wallsend, Maryland and Fletcher areas.

Wallsend has been without a permanent Police presence for some time and pleas for the Government to establish a more permanent solution have fallen on deaf ears.

The meeting will be held at the New Hope Community Church, 55A Wentworth St, Wallsend tonight at 7pm.

Guest speakers will include Bill Hackney, the Coordinator of Neighbourhood Watch Hunter Region and Senior Constable Jeff Milton, Waratah Police.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

 “I applaud our local community for taking the initiative and working hard to establish a local Neighbourhood Watch.”

 “The program has been successful in many areas across the Hunter and lots of locals are keen to see it succeed here.”

 “The Government has not listened to the pleas from the local community for a better Police presence.”

 “People are sick to death of the amount of crime going on in the area and are hoping that the establishment of a Neighbourhood Watch will help combat crime locally.”

 “I would encourage everyone in the local area who is concerned about crime rates or just wants to know more, to come along to the meeting.”