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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 24 2008
20 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 25, 2008 MB STREETVIEW Safety gets in the picture Anne Brine Leanne Mitchell Christine Wilson Sandy Meha Bill Diakos Burwood Council has put two CCTV cameras on a telegraph pole in Malvern Ave, Croydon, as part of the CitySafe Program which aims to monitor street safety and traffic. We asked locals in Croydon what they had to say about the two cameras, which appear to face a roundabout and a business. Anne Brine, of Croydon: If council was really concerned about watching traffic and monitoring street safety, then I can't see what they're watching if one camera is pointing straight into a business. I really do think it's big brother watching and it's just outrageous. I don't understand if they are monitoring street safety in the area why there is one camera facing the street and why there aren't any other cameras on the main road? Leanne Mitchell, of Burwood: I just thought it would be better monitoring Croydon train station where there's more movement. I think it's just a waste of money having two cameras in the same area, especially with one pointing into a busi- ness. Christine Wilson, of Croydon: I want to know why there aren't any cameras on the main road, around the corner from where the two cameras are? I don't agree with it in that position because it can't monitor what is actually happening on the main street. There have been a few pedestrians hit recently and they should have cameras monitoring safety on the main street. Sandy Meha, of Croydon: I'm happy with the cameras being positioned at the corner of Malvern Ave because I have to walk to my car after work and I feel safe knowing there are cameras monitoring that area. Bill Diakos, of Croydon: It doesn't make sense having two cameras in one area. I think local cameras have a place in society today sadly. We have reached that point where we have to be monitored and I think this is a growing area. I'm happy with the two cameras but they need more cameras on the main street because the more cameras there are, the more it lessens crime. OPINION Saturday 27 September Performance Art in the Plaza 10.00am Arabic Nights -- Arabic Drumming Group Parkour - Hip Hop Style Dance Performance 11.00am Cedars of Lebanon -- Folkloric Dance Group 11.30am Kane Leo -- Singer/Songwriter 12.00pm Giant Dance -- Freestyle dance performance 1.00pm Olivia Clark & Monica Lasaurdi -- Singer/Songwriter 1.20pm Greek Older Women's Network -- Greek Dancing with audience participation 1.40pm Pandit Suman -- Tabla performance 2.00pm Chinese Seniors Line Dancers -- Line Dancing with audience participation 2.30pm CityMoon -- Contemporary Vietnamese Performance with mime and movement 3.00pm The Football Diaries by Ahilan Ratnamohan -- Maps a young man's journey in the search for truth through football. Narrative, athletic movement and dance. 3.00pm Super Roundbox Competition in Bankstown Town Hall (A PCYC Event) 3.30pm Platinum Bhangra -- Bollywood Dance Group -- performance with audience participation Activities in the south side of Bankstown Railway Station Storytelling 11.30am and 1.30pm Horizon Theatre -- with puppet theatre Nursery Rhyme Time Sunday 28 September Visual Art in the Plaza 10.00am Sydney Korean Seniors Performance Group -- Drumming 10.30am Bankstown City Brass Band 10.00am to 1.30pm Calligraphy Demonstration and Workshop with Jack Wu -- must be over 15 10.00am to 4.00pm Bankstown Art Society -- Demonstration - Painting in the Plaza 10.00am to 4.00pm Westside - Creative writing stall 11.00am to 4.00pm Music by DJ 11.00am to 1.00pm Chris Tamm Stencilling Demonstration 11.00am to 1.00pm Petros Hovaghimian -- Roving Artist 2.00pm to 4.00pm Chinese Ink Brush Demonstration with Jack Wu 2.00pm to 4.00pm Petros Hovaghimian -- Roving Artist Activities in the south side of Bankstown Railway Station Art Workshops Location -- Faces of Bankstown area 10.00am to 4.00pm Bankstown Art Society Children's Art Workshop Location -- South side of Bankstown Railway Station 11.00am to 3.00pm Reverse Garbage Art Workshop -- Open to all ages Storytelling 12.00pm to 3.00pm Nolene Holten -- Children's Aboriginal Art Workshop with Story Telling Details 9707 9083 or visit www.bankstown.nsw.gov.au Saturday & Sunday Roving entertainment -- Balloon Artists Face Painting 10.00am to 4.00pm Henna Body Art Session 1, 11.00am to 12.30pm - Session 2 1.30pm to 3.00pm Art Exhibitions Namescape at BYDS 6-8 Bankstown City Plaza Windows to the World installations -- Shopfronts in Bankstown City Plaza Buddha Collection by Anabela Lourenco Event Program Program subject to change Free Events in Bankstown City Centre Fun for the Family ADVERTISEMENT Would you like information about the wide range of community care programs and services available to help you stay at home? 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