Taking back their streets

2015-10-27 06:00

Maitland Community Policing Forum, police and the neighbourhood watches in Maitland are calling for residents to take back their streets and raise their concerns at a march that will be held in November.

The march planned for Saturday 7 November is an anti-drug march to raise awareness of the devastating effects that drugs have on the youth. The organisers are calling on everyone from Maitland, Maitland Garden Village and the surrounding areas to take part in the march and voice their concerns.

It will start from the Maitland Town Hall through Kensington all the way up to Coronation Road. They will also march past the drug dens that they know to send a message to them and to let them know that they know what they are doing. The CPF is calling on everyone who is affected and who has seen the effects of the drugs to join the march to send a stern warning to the drug dealers and drug lords that their time is over.

Graham Daniels, CPF public relations officer, says they have had enough. Now it’s time to take back the streets. “We are happy that we have the permission to have this march. We will be going around the streets to send a message to tdrug dens that they should stop destroying our youth. Most of the people that had good job prospects don’t qualify anymore because they are hooked on drugs. We want the drug dealers to know that the community is outraged about what they are doing. We want all this to end and we want everyone to live in safer communities,” he says.

Daniels says a lot of people have seen the effects of crime so they are urging everyone to come and join the march and have their voices say. “We are all affected. There is so much crime and those that use drugs mostly commit opportunistic crimes, just to get the next fix. Houses are broken into and damaged. Some don’t even have copper wires because all is being sold for drugs. We have had enough and we want our streets back.”

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Contact Graham Daniels on 084 440 1212 for more information.

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