An update from our STOP teams
Last week, the Hastings STOP team located a large cubby house built by local youths in council park land in Balnarring.
The cubby house was very impressive at first glance. But, a further inspection revealed a fire pit inside the structure and an extremely heavy and poorly constructed roof. This cubby house was an accident waiting to happen!
Also during the inspection, the STOP Team noticed the youths had burned old couches and other items inside the cubby house!
This is a real concern for us, especially coming into warmer weather and in such a densely wooded area.
The STOP team have spoken with the youths and voiced their concerns, and they are currently working with the local council to have the structure removed.
On Monday, the Frankston STOP team (including Senior Constable Wisniewski, pictured below) conducted a patrol of the Frankston Pier. As you can see, it was a beautiful day. Senior Constable Wisniewksi can be seen speaking with some of the older members of the community, who were enjoying the sun and dropping a line on the pier.
A timely reminder this week - with the temperature hitting 22 degrees yesterday - that although water may be inviting, several persons have died this year from this one pier alone. Be careful in this area and if you see something does not appear right, give us a call. We are always happy to pop down and check on the situation.