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August 15, 2022

Security cameras not the answer

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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.

Rose Trimarchi
Myocum


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