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A Safer Cassiobury Park

We the undersigned petition the council to We respectfully petition the Council to take immediate action to enhance police surveillance and safety measures at Cassiobury Park. This park, a cherished green space in our community, has recently become a hotspot for various safety concerns that threaten the well-being of residents and visitors. **Concerns and Incidents:** 1. **Increased Crime Rates:** There has been a noticeable rise in incidents of vandalism, theft, and drug-related activities within the park, not just during evening hours but also during the day. These activities threaten the well-being of our children, the majority school kids crossing the park to go to their respective school or school sports centre. 2. **Lack of Visibility:** The existing level of police presence and surveillance is insufficient to deter criminal activities. Many residents have reported feeling unsafe, particularly after dusk. Also school children after school or walking to New Field. 3. **Community Reports:** Several community members

**Requested Actions:**
1. **Enhanced Police Patrols:** We request an increase in the frequency and visibility of police patrols, especially during peak hours and after dark. Regular patrols can act as a deterrent to potential offenders and provide a sense of security to park visitors.
2. **Installation of Security Cameras:** Installing strategically placed security cameras will help monitor and record activities within the park. These cameras can be a valuable tool for both preventing crime and aiding in the investigation of incidents that do occur.
3. **Improved Lighting:** Ensuring that all areas of the park are well-lit, particularly pathways and entrances, will significantly enhance visibility and deter criminal behaviour.
4. **Community Policing Initiatives:** We encourage the implementation of community policing programs where officers engage directly with park visitors, building trust and awareness. This approach can foster a cooperative relationship between the police and the community.

Cassiobury Park is our heritage and an essential part of our community, providing a space for recreation, relaxation, and social gatherings. Ensuring its safety is crucial for the well-being of all residents. We believe that the requested measures will greatly improve the security of the park and restore it as a safe, welcoming place for everyone.

We urge the City Council to prioritise this issue and allocate the necessary resources to enhance the safety of Cassiobury Park. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to your positive response.

This ePetition runs from 01/07/2024 to 29/09/2024.

191 people have signed this ePetition.