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Celebrate Safer Melville Month

9 September 2019

We invite the community to take an active role in creating safe and secure communities by participating in free initiatives during Safer Melville Month this October.

The City of Melville invites the community to take an active role in creating safe and secure communities by participating in free events and initiatives during Safer Melville Month this October.

Safer Melville Month is an annual celebration to remind the community about the importance of safety and crime prevention and how they can contribute to the safety and security of their neighbourhoods.

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City is putting on a wide range of events to ensure there is something to interest everybody.

“Kicking off the month is a South of the River Safer Melville Month forum on Monday, 7 October from 10.00am to 12noon at our Civic Centre. Guest speakers include representatives from the WA Police, our Community Safety Service (CSS) and Injury Matters who will all talk about community safety and other useful topics including falls prevention and medication management.

“For our young people we are holding a number of events, including a skateboarding clinic and Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) fun truck session with free BBQ on Tuesday, 8 October from 3.00pm to 5.00pm at Melville Reserve. The PCYC fun truck is jam-packed with fun activities for people of all ages.

“The PCYC fun truck along with St John Ambulance will also be making stops at Carawatha Park on Friday, 25 October from 3.00pm to 5.00pm, and Ric Vosper Reserve on Thursday, 31 October from 3.00pm to 5.00pm as part of our regular Youth Drop-In program. Visitors can come along for a free afternoon of fun and to improve their first aid awareness.

“At our libraries we have St John Ambulance  hosting a special first aid session for over 60’s at Bull Creek Library on Thursday, 10 October from 11.00am to 12noon, as well as a first aid themed Storytime session for parents and young children aged between four and six years from 10.00am to 10.30am.

“We are also leading a community appeal to collect items to support women involved in the Wandoo Rehabilitation Program. Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison is WA’s first prison dedicated to support women to break free from drug and alcohol addiction. We are accepting donations from Monday, 14 to Sunday, 27 October and a list of recommended items and drop-off locations can be found on our website.

“This isn’t all we have planned for Safer Melville Month. A full program can be found on our website and we encourage everyone to check it out and participate in these free events this October.

Safer Melville Month is in initiative of the City of Melville’s 2017-2021 Safer Melville Plan which works to achieve the community’s aspiration of a Safe and Secure City.

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