Worrigee residents call for meeting on public safety

COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Keith Baker from Carrington Park Estate, Worrigee has called a meeting to address neighbourhood concerns about an increase in crime.MORE than 50 Worrigee residents have united in calling for a community meeting to address crime in their neighbourhood.
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Keith Baker has lived in Carrington Park estate for 10 years.

Mr Baker said he has been robbed three times and after doing his own research estimates as many as 70 per cent of residents in the estate have been the victims of crime in one way or another.

Last month his car was one of four that were broken into in one night.

He said he is fed up with what he sees as a growing crime trend.

“Older residents have come to see me worried. One family moved from Sydney, where they said they feared for their lives, and moved to Nowra.

“Now they’ve been robbed,” he said.

Mr Baker recently called for a community meeting on the issue of crime in Worrigee.

“I have written to MP Shelley Hancock, the police and the Mayor calling for Mrs Hancock to convene a community meeting here in Worrigee.”

Mr Baker said the purpose of the meeting would be to question officials on what is being done to fight crime in Worrigee.

He also believes the Worrigee community needs to look at bringing back a neighbourhood watch type program.

“We hardly see police patrols in this area any more. We are victims,” he said.

“I did a letterbox drop asking residents to put a note in my letter box if they would support a community meeting. So far I’ve had about 50 people from this neighbourhood write to me asking for a meeting.

“I cannot do this myself, I need all residents to help me especially the ones who have been violated.

“I’m just concerned about our community we keep getting ransacked all the time.”

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and a senior member of the Nowra police will meet with Mr Baker at 4pm Wednesday, October 8.

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