27 Dec 2010
For those who know me, they know I’m a very passionate type of person. And as such, I have a deep passion for keeping Everton Park safe for everyone. This time of year always evokes media coverage about rising road tolls and crime, so I wanted to share some ideas with you about how you can help to keep Everton Park and surrounding communities safer for everyone.
By becoming a little bit more alert to these things, you could be helping your friends, family, neighbours and your community, live in a safer environment.
If you have neighbours going on holidays, find out if they’ll have people living in their home whilst they’re away, feeding their pets and collecting their mail and bins. By keeping an eye out, you may thwart would be thieves or vandals and if you think something is seriously awry, you can call the police and prevent major crimes.
Similarly, you should let trusted neighbours know if you’re going away so that your house can be watched over in your absence.
If you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party, it’s also courteous to let your neighbours know.
Fireworks often set neighbourhood dogs into a craze, so if you’re in the vicinity of fireworks or can hear them in the distance, put your pets inside or in a safe place until they’re over. Dogs that escape the confines of a home or yard can cause major traffic incidents, and it also puts their own lives in danger if running through oncoming traffic.
Lastly, but certainly not least of all, do not drink and drive. Everton Park along with other north Brisbane suburbs will be under vigilant surveillance from police, so don’t risk causing an accident or copping a hefty fine.
I would like to see Everton Park and surrounding communities remain safe for everyone to enjoy over the holidays, locals and visitors alike. So if we take a few easy steps to look out for each other, I’m sure this Christmas holidays will be one of the safest of all.