SIGNATURES are being sought on a petition calling for an increased police presence in the Derwent Valley. The petition can be found at Camelot Fashions in High St, New Norfolk.
The same topic was discussed briefly at last week's Derwent Valley Council meeting when Mayor Martyn Evans reported on the appointment of five additional police officers at Bridgewater. Councillor Damian Bester remarked that a police spokesman had claimed this would benefit New Norfolk and the Derwent Valley. "Unless we see additional names on the roster at the New Norfolk police station, it is in fact a nil-increase for New Norfolk," Cr Bester said. Mayor Evans said he would take this up with the Bridgewater divisional inspector.