Safety comes first for Christmas light displays

Hume City Council is calling on residents and visitors to make their way around Hume’s brightly lit up neighbourhoods safely this festive season.
Hume Mayor, Councillor Geoff Porter, reminded drivers and pedestrians to be courteous and considerate of others when looking at local Christmas light displays.
“A visit to local Christmas light displays can be an incredibly fun experience and for many Hume families, it’s an annual tradition,” Cr Porter said.
“The displays are also a great, informal opportunity to get to know your neighbours and there’s always something fun for the children.
“As with every year, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the City’s Christmas light displays safely.
“Families visiting displays need to ensure younger children are supervised at all times, especially when walking to and from Christmas light displays.
“Drivers are also urged to drive cautiously when in close proximity to homes with light displays and to park vehicles safely and legally, without blocking footpaths, driveways or roads.”
Councillor Porter also called on residents of Hume homes with high volumes of visitors to get in touch with Council’s Traffic Management Team, to discuss any concerns with traffic and pedestrian management.
“Council knows that many residents go through many weeks, months and sometimes years of effort to put together some magnificent displays,” Cr Porter said.
“The last thing anyone wants is for someone to be hurt or injured on their way to see a Christmas light display.
“Our officers are on hand to help ensure any traffic around your home is managed as safely as possible.
"Simply give Council’s Customer Service Team a ring or pop into our Customer Service offices in Broadmeadows, Sunbury or Craigieburn during business hours for assistance.”
For more information, call Council’s Customer Service Team on (03) 9205 2200. 

Posted on 11:00 AM, 9 November 2017

Updated : 12:57 PM, 9 November 2017

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