Keep Park Central Safe
I am a resident of Park Central and kindly ask for your support in shutting down the underpass at the end of Parkside Crescent and Regent Street that connects Park Central to Ambarvale in an attempt to reduce the amount of vandalism and criminal activity by individuals using the path and the darkness it provides at night.
Living on Parkside Crescent, our apartment complex has experienced three robberies, rocks thrown at our glass windows on around 15 separate occasions, eggs thrown at our cars and building, a cab driver robbed and bashed right out front of our house and just recently, another cab driver robbed which resulted in a 14 year old girl being left paralysed.
The criminals using this path come into Park Central because they know they have a quick run in darkness and the certainty that no one is going to follow them. I believe this is also the reason why we’ve seen their activities becoming more brazen, which makes me and other residents feel very unsafe.
I understand that a lot of decent people also use that path, but with the escalation of crime and the severity of the events happening, most of you would agree, our safety and the protection of our little suburb is more important than convenience.
I am looking to collect signatures to take to the Council to demonstrate local support for shutting down this access point.
If you do support this, may I ask that you go online and sign the petition. Once I have the support I can start lobbying this with Council.