Community forum to address safety concerns in Bicton

Community forum to address safety concerns in Bicton

A FORUM headed by local authorities will be held to address safety concerns in Bicton, Palmyra and Willagee.

LeisureFit Melville will play host to the discussion on March 14, with Palmyra Police, the Housing Authority, MLA Lisa O’Malley, ward councillors and City of Melville staff to feature.

Residents in Bicton say crime and anti-social behaviour is on the rise.

In January a Pt Walter Road resident woken by a burning car said her pocket of the suburb was beginning to resemble the Bronx, a borough in New York known for crime.

Later that week $200 was stolen from a pharmacy at Hawaiian’s Melville (formerly Melville Plaza).

Concerns from residents in Palmyra and Willagee encouraged authorities to expand the scope of the forum.

The City said the forum would offer insight into the actions taken to address issues and give locals the chance to have any questions answered.

To prepare for the night, the City has an online tool allowing people to place markers on a map to indicate the areas where they do not feel safe.

Locals can also submit a question to the panel online, or just share experiences and thoughts of the suburb.

What: Bicton Facilitated Discussion
When: 6pm to 8pm, March 14
Where: LeisureFit Melville, 431 Canning Highway
Information: Capacity at the venue is limited so registrations by March 7 are a must. Visit https://melvilletalks.com.au/safe-secure-bicton

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