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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 29th 2009
www.innerwestweekly.com.au THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009 PHONE 9018 3592 80c incl. GST Pet of the Week What a gal What a gal PAGE 18 Must-see musical Sex & song Sex & song PAGE 37 AFL gala day Footy fest Footy fest PAGE 62 On golden pond Oblivious to the threat of swine flu, the collapse of world economies, the refugee crisis and bikie terror gangs, two-year-old Erika, of Strathfield, feeds the ducks at Burwood Park on a bright Tuesday morning. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP270996 Kids not welcome SHIREEN KHALIL Westfield puts loiterers on notice TEENAGERS who loiter around Westfield Burwood are making the community feel unsafe, and may soon be asked to move on. Speaking at the first meeting of a new committee set up to identify local crime and safety issues, Westfield Burwood's security manager Bob Dunger said the centre would consider banning children in school uniforms if they were badly behaved. ''There are a number of kids who come into the centre with a total lack of respect, who run around and commit acts with no fear of consequence,'' Mr Dunger said. Burwood Sen-Constable John Tikisci said there was significant community concern over the large numbers of teenagers who congre- gate around the shopping centre. He said they created a ''percep- tion of fear'' among other mem- bers of the community and crowded the footpaths around the Westfield complex. ''Youth crime is not a major issue (in Burwood) as most kids are well behaved, however there are some stealing from retail and some antisocial behaviour,'' he said. He said those involved are mainly teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18 who attend schools in the Inner West, along with older teenagers who have left school. The April 8 meeting of the Burwood Community Safety Pre- cinct Committee was attended by representatives from the police, Burwood Council, Westfield Burwood, Burwood Chamber of Commerce and other community organisations. The committee has set up a working party to tackle the prob- lem. A spokeswoman for Westfield Burwood said the centre would work closely with local organis- ations to educate the teenagers about the consequence of their actions and address the com- munity's concerns. To Page 2
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