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Call for groups to fight ice

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August 30, 2017

ARE you passionate about combating the issue of ice in our community?

The Rochester and Elmore Local Drug Action Team (RELDAT) are on the hunt for local sporting clubs or community groups who are willing to step up and organise a workshop in Rochester, Elmore, Nanneella or Lockington to help stop the scourge of ice.

RELDAT chair Anne McEvoy said this is a great opportunity for local groups to put their hand up and do something proactive for their community. ‘‘The group will need to organise the venue and catering and support with the promotion and advertisement,’’ she said.

‘‘The aim of the workshops is to generate clear, achievable action plans for each of our four communities.

‘‘It is important to see what each particular community needs and plan to go forward together.’’

Off the back of a report from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission highlighting how severe the ice problem is in the Campaspe Shire, the group secured a $40,000 funding injection from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation to deliver four community-based workshops targeting the destructive drug.

There will be a monetary incentive for each group.

The workshops hope to unite the populations in each location and fight the scourge of the drug.

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