21 Dec 2011
I’m very passionate about keeping Casula safe for everyone, but it seems especially important to raise this issue around the holiday period.
As someone who enjoys everything that the Casula area has to offer, I think it’s important to make sure that we do what we can to ensure that everyone remains safe during the “silly” season; so that we can all enjoy our holidays without any drama.
Here are some small things that can make a big difference in our community:
Keep an eye out on neighbour’s properties, especially if you know they’re away for the holidays. If you see anything untoward, take a note of the incident and if you feel there’s something seriously wrong, call the police.
Keep your pets indoors or in a safe place during fireworks. Dogs are notorious for getting out and running scared through the streets during New Years Eve fireworks, which not only puts them in danger, but also motorists.
It goes without saying, don’t drink and drive. Even if you don’t think you’re over the limit, don’t risk it. There’ll be a strong police presence in Casula again this year, but that’s not the only reason not to drink and drive, it’s also for public safety that the people behind the wheel are responsible, coherent and able to react in case of an emergency.
Let your neighbours know if you’re having a party so that they’re aware of your loud music and people coming and going from your residence. It’s general courteousness, but it also reduces the chances of disputes arising.
The Casula community should remain safe for all to enjoy over the holidays, as long as we all look out for each other.