Catherine Grimley, Tennant & District Times
It’s been just over two months since the concerned citizens and elders started sitting up at BP of a night, giving up their time and sleep to try and make a difference in the anti social behavior currently afflicting our town.
The group now has a name – Jurnkkurakurr Volunteers – but the biggest thing the group needs is more people who are prepared to give up some of their time to help bolster numbers and allow those who have been turning up night after night to make some difference in our damaged town.
Although ten more people signed up to volunteer at the community meeting, there are still more people needed in order to prevent a very small group of people from becoming even smaller due to exhaustion.
The same few people cannot be expected to come out night after night without a break, and without that causing problems for those that are trying to do their best for our town.
The next community meeting will be held at the Civic Hall this Sunday from 2-4pm and will see a Steering Committee established, and the implementation of actions from the group activities from the previous meeting.
Interested members of the community are strongly urged to attend and add your voice to those that already choose to be heard in Tennant Creek, or if you think you can spare some time to join the volunteers at BP, contact Linda Turner on 0497 067 965, Tricia Frank on 0417 550 921 or Deb Cain on 0459 336 517, or just come along one night and have a chat to the volunteers.
This article appeared in Tennant & District Times, 9 April 2021.
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