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Bay Harbour: February 15, 2017

Bay Harbour: February 15,

FREE Wednesday FeBRUaRy 15 2017 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Black Billed Gull Prepare to be moved Joy Butel Property Consultant Licensed Agent reAA 2008 Ph 03 384 7950 M 021 353 280 E 1020 Ferry road, Ferrymead Four Seasons Realty Grenadier Ferrymead Community’s online bid to address crime in Lyttelton • By Noah Graham LYTTELTON resident Candice Milner has “had enough.” The 18-year-old, alongside many others in the community, is fed up with the number of car thefts and burglaries that have taken place in the area. She has teamed up with another resident, Paul Dietche, who are collecting data for an online survey on Lyttelton crime and the possible remedies. In the past month there have been seven car thefts residents have reported on the ‘Lyttelton – ain’t no place I’d rather be!’ Facebook page and tension is rising, Mr Dietche said. Last year he went public in Bay Harbour News, calling for better policing and CCTV cameras to be placed in Lyttelton to prevent crime. The CCTV cameras have yet to eventuate and Mr Dietche is still frustrated with police responses. So far, the pair have collected 100 responses to their survey which shows the community is frustrating, Ms Milner said. The survey currently shows more than 90 per cent believe there has been an increase in crime. Sixty-six per cent, believed police response to crime is inadequate. Ms Milner said the statistics FED UP: Eighteen-year-old Lyttelton resident Candice Milner has put together an online survey in a bid to address crime. PHOTO: NOAH GRAHAM show people want something done about the issue and there are two options – permanent police or CCTV cameras. She said nobody wants cameras in their area but if the crime continues, something has to be done. Mr Dietche said he will take •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Lyttelton is experiencing a crime problem? Send your views to noah.graham@ the information to the Banks Peninsula Community Board in the hope something will be done about it. He said there was no point in taking the information to the police because he had lost faith in them. “We don’t have confidence going to the police.” When Bay Harbour News contacted Lyttelton police Sergeant Dave Knowles he referred all inquiries to the police media communications centre. Canterbury and West Coast area prevention manager Inspector Paul Reeves said there has been no significant increase in the Lyttelton area recently. “While the station operates from 8am to 5pm, police service the Lyttelton area 24/7, with community patrols and officers from other parts of the metro area responding to any incidents or crime as needed,” Inspector Reeves said in an email. •Turn to page 3 Properties Wanted t y: Proudly supporting: A RUN TO REMEMBER Event starts: 9am Proudly supporting: NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS will benefit from the funds rai by t OPEN 7 DAYS 1005 Ferry Rd, Ferrymead | Ph 366 6306 Sunday, 19 February 2017 Location: Race starts at Victoria Park & finishes at Hansen Park. A RUN TO Buses provided to take participants from Hansen Park to the Victoria Park REMEMBER start line. Brought to you by: Proudly supporting: A run to commemorate lives lost in the 2011 earthquake TO REGISTER as a workplace group or to book a hospitality site contact NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS will benefit from the funds raised by this ev We have an abundance of buyers wishing to purchase on the flat in Sumner and Redcliffs. Call us now for a free no obligation appraisal “Your best move” 12 Mandalay Lane, Redcliffs - Just Listed 4 2 3 3 4 2 Auction March 2nd - Open Homes Wed/Sun 2-2.45pm Alison Carter P 384 7950 M 0274 318 960 E Carol Williams M 027 282 4950 GRENADIER