MEMBERS of the community who are interested in working towards reducing crime and anti-social behaviour across the Tamworth region are being urged to get involved in the Tamworth Regional Crime Prevention Working Group.
The council has put the call out for two new community members to join the group.
Group chairman and council deputy mayor Russell Webb said written expressions of interest in joining the committee would be accepted until 5pm on Monday.
“Residents who want to help council to develop and implement the actions of the Crime Prevention Plan are invited to submit an expression of interest to join the Crime Prevention Working Group,” he said.
“The group’s broad aim is to provide advice to council on key strategic priorities or issues in relation to crime prevention. The intended outcome is a safer community at a regional council level.”
The group provides advice to council on emerging crime-prevention issues; helps to identify key strategic priorities or issues in relation to crime prevention; assists in the assessment and review of crime-prevention plans; promotes shared community ownership and partnerships for crime prevention across the regional area; and provides advice on community engagement regarding crime-prevention strategies.
Cr Webb said interested residents should write an expression of interest outlining how they met the following selection criteria: demonstrated links to the community through membership of community groups; understanding of crime prevention; capacity to provide strategic advice to the council on crime prevention; ability to work as part of a team; and understanding of meeting processes.
He suggested they should also include their CV or resume.
“Expressions can be lodged by mail or delivered by hand to council’s customer service offices at Tamworth, Barraba, Manilla or Nundle or the Kootingal Library,” Cr Webb said.
More information about making an application can be obtained by calling the council’s community planning and development officer, Vicki St Lawrence, on 6767 5473.