CAMPERS in sections 11 and 12 at the Rosebud foreshore have complained about thefts from their tents and caravans during the February lockdown.
The campers last week sent a petition with 56 signatures to Mornington Peninsula Shire saying the “scale of intrusions and thievery has increased significantly and at an earlier time of the year compared to past years”.
They said “most camps in Section 12” had been targeted by thieves.
Access was gained by unzipping the doors of annexes and tents, or forcing doors or windows, and slashing canvas.
The campers have requested the shire consider imposing extra measures to reduce further breaking and entering and theft, such as increasing patrols and requesting the police to pay the camp ground more attention.
Last week a meeting was being arranged between the shire’s property and strategy manager Nathan Kearsley and foreshore camping team leader Mark Grainger and the campers to “discuss the problem and find solutions”.
Rosebud, the largest of the shire’s three camping reserves, stretches 10 kilometres from Rosebud to McCrae.