KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR VANDALISM AT SCHOOLS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Look Out for Vandalism

KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR VANDALISM AT SCHOOLS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

3 October 2001

With vandalism and fires costing taxpayers over $20 million a year in NSW, National Party Member for Lismore, Thomas George is encouraging people living near schools to report any suspicious activity in schoolyards.

"With school holidays underway, I remind people to keep an eye on local schools", Mr George said.

"It seems not a week goes by without some report of vandalism, so as a community we need to be more vigilant in reporting any suspicious activity", Mr George said.

"It should be standard practice to have regular security patrols at schools of a night, at weekends and during school holidays".

"Whilst most schools have alarm systems, deterring vandals with increased patrols and a higher security presence is a worthwhile option", Mr George said.

"If anyone witnesses people at a school who obviously should not be there, they should contact there nearest police station, as well as taking down details of any offenders for the police".

"Schools are some of taxpayers most valuable assets. We all have a responsibility to protect them", Mr George concluded.
 

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577