Probing questions

Whittlesea Probus Club. Pic of members Mary Wood, Pat Cordy-Howell, Roma Harris, Cheryl Manicolo, Coral Strange, Kevin Gillson and Teresa Carlin. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 231520_01

Hoon driving, burglaries and the “tired“ Whittlesea police station were top of the agenda at a recent Combined Probus Club of Whittlesea meeting.

Whittlesea station commander, Acting Inspector Glenn Parker was the guest speaker at the group’s March meeting, addressing concerns about crime in the town.

Acting Inspector Parker said the Whittlesea police station was only staffed 16-hours a day and open to the public three days a week, as well as the last Saturday of the month.

He said the town is covered by police from Mernda station overnight.

Combined Probus Club of Whittlesea publicity officer Mary Wood said members spoke to Acting Inspector Parker about hoons, loud vehicles and break-ins, helping to ease members’ concerns.

“It is clear that like an iceberg a lot is happening unseen to control anti-social behaviour, either on the roads or graffiti in the shopping precinct,“ she said.

The club’s next meeting is on Monday, April 12 at the Whittlesea Bowl Club at 9.15am.

Ms Woods said NBN Co’s Gabe Denmark will be the guest speaker covering topics such as what NBN is, how it affects security and medical alarms, and scams.

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