"Keep your mitts to yourself"

JOHN Reed has had enough of crime on Yeppoon streets, and his message to violent offenders is “keep your mitts to yourself”.

MITS, which stands for “Make it Safe”, is the campaign slogan John is using to address issues of drunken violence that have been creating headlines.

“Something needs to be done,” John said.

Not only touched because a friend's son was recently bashed during a night out in Yeppoon, John admits that he too doesn't feel safe on our streets - and he has had enough.

“At night I wouldn't walk down Yeppoon for hell or high water.”

John hopes to gather the support of the community, joining him in walking the footpaths of Yeppoon to end at the beachfront for a sausage sizzle and community gathering in mid-November.

He is also calling for people to join him in the campaign, whether it be those wanting to provide entertainment for the event or those wanting to work together to make a difference in our community for the future, addressing issues such as lack of night-time activities on the coast.

Contact John at handsontackle@bigpond.com.



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