Bellingen meet to discuss issues

STRATEGIES for supporting local people to make positive choices when it comes to alcohol and anti-social behaviour will be explored at a meeting in Bellingen on Tuesday night.

Bellingen and Seaboard Youth Services Councillor Kerry Childs; and the North Coast Area Community Engagement and Action Project Officer for Drug and Alcohol Services Joe Gormley, have organised the meeting which is being supported by the Smarty Party initiative.

The evening will focus on the possibility of establishing a community drug action team and will look at the assets in the community to assist with strategies for action. There will also be discussions about developing a ‘top 3’ action plan and the possibility of forming a smaller working party.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday night (March 30) at Bellingen’s Uniting Church Hall and will start at 7pm.

• THIEVES ran off with compact discs and speakers after breaking into a car in Coffs Harbour’s Dalley Street.

The robbery happened some time between 7.30pm and midnight on Wednesday when the intruders forced locks on the grey Suzuki Swift sedan. In other news, a $900 mountain bike was stolen from a Park Beach Holiday Park cabin between 11.30pm on Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, thieves grabbed a CD player, CDs and cash from a car at Valla Beach this week.

They broke into the Toyota Hi-Ace panel van in Wentworth Smith Street some time between 4.30pm on Monday and 4.30pm on Wednesday.



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