Yes, great! Security cameras may capture the crime but they don’t prevent our young people from harm.
I took a trip to the Dendy in Byron on Friday night with friends to catch a movie. Pleasant enough, one would think, but we came out onto the street to see numbers of young people queuing outside Cheeky Monkeys, with a large percentage of those already intoxicated, especially young females.
Are these venues allowing entry to intoxicated persons and serving alcohol for a few extra bucks? Are the so-called responsible adults turning a blind eye? Why are they still open after midnight – have we not consumed enough alcohol already? Are our youth not important enough to make changes and find funding that could potentially save a life?
Let’s forget the security cameras and security guards – they wont save our kids. Let’s get funding to get BYS street cruise happening all weekend; let’s get water stations happening around Byron; lets get involved as a community to help our kids stay safe.