Salvos’ set safety zone for Main St


SHIRLIE Gorrie is one of the Salvos volunteers helping out in main St, Mornington. Picture: Yanni

A BRIGHT yellow food van is at the centre of a four-hour safety zone at the corner of Main and Barkly streets, Mornington.

The Main St Salvos will be in the zone until the end of February handing out free bottles of water and sweets to revellers on their way out or on their way home.

“We have a few new additions this time round,” the Salvos Sean Mapleback said. “We have a generator which allows us be mobile if needed, we have music to create some atmosphere, additional lighting and phone chargers if people have a flat battery and need to call a mate or a taxi.”

The Salvos will be trialling a four-person team to walk up and down the shopping strip with water and sweets.

“We understand that summer is a busy time for Main St and we want people to know that we are here for them,” Lieutenant Mapleback said.

“We offer a safe place to come if people need to talk to someone, or simply need a break or some time out.”

The Main St Salvos will operate 10pm-2am, New Year’s Eve and 11pm-3am Saturday nights.

 First published in the Mornington News – 20 December 2016


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