October Community Safety Month

Community Safety Month

Community Safety Month is held every October and encourages people to look at ways in which they can improve safety in their homes, work, schools and communities.

The vision for the City of Glen Eira is for it to be a place where people can feel safe while participating in any aspect of community life. Glen Eira aims to be an inclusive and supportive environment — fostering connection and resilience — where people can become informed and engaged in decisions for their own safety. 

Activities to be held as part of Community Safety Month include:

Scams and travelling conmen

This information session is particularly for senior citizens to increase awareness of the types of scams that target older Victorians, and to provide important information on how to protect yourself from scams including online and photo scams. It will be presented by Consumer Affairs Victoria. 

Date: Monday 15 October 2018
Time: 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Venue: Caulfield Park Pavilion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield North
Bookings: This is a free event and to register contact Council's Service Centre on 9524 3333

Sporting clubs seminar

Love the Game Not the Odds, and the Good Sports Program will provide support to clubs to create healthy environments, reduce gambling, drug and alcohol problems.

Meet and greet your local police

Share your thoughts and ideas about community safety in Glen Eira.

Three Sides of the Coin a creative workshop

This creative workshop spreads awareness of gambling harm through the lived experiences of the performers. This event shows a different side of the effects of gambling on the wider community. The stories are presented with honesty and courage — not by actors — by the very people whose experiences you will share.

Date: Thursday 11 October 2018
Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Caulfield Park Pavilion, Balaclava Road, Caulfield North
Bookings: Booking will be required through TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/YBAK

Community organisations, schools, groups and individuals are also encouraged to host and/or participate in events that promote safety in Glen Eira.

Community groups that would like their safety activity included on the Community Safety Month calendar should contact Council’s community safety officer on 9524 3333.