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Safety reviewed in Enderby neighbourhood

Enderby politicians are considering options before committing to a major expense.

Larsen Road residents have petitioned for a street light because of ongoing criminal activity but  a decision has been delayed.

“Staff will contact the RCMP and get an analysis of the area,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

“We want to get an idea of how to make it safe for the area.”

It could cost about $8,926 to install a light and then $305 a year for electrical charges and maintenance.

Cyr says that even if there is a street light, crime could still occur.

“It’s expensive just to put a light up. We want to be prudent.”

The RCMP Safe Communities Unit will utilize its crime prevention through environmental design analysis.

Among the possibilities for targeting crime are ensuring residents have exterior lights on their homes and bushes are trimmed back to reduce hiding places. A Block Watch program could also be considered.

“It has to do with target hardening the area. We will look at everything before we spend thousands of dollars,” said Cyr.

 

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