TIGNISH - The chair of the Tignish Community Council wants a frank discussion on policing concerns.
Allan McInnis said recently he hopes council can arrange a meeting early in the new year with provincial government officials, top RCMP officers and concerned residents and business people in the community.
Policing had come up for discussion at the monthly council meeting earlier this month.
Although the monthly police report shows the RCMP provided 174 hours of service in the community in November, exceeding the monthly requirement, McInnis said residents and business people are indicating to him they are not seeing that level of presence.
“If the community is not satisfied and is thinking we’re not getting our full amount, then we have to do something to make sure we are,” McInnis said.
“They are not seeing enough visible presence in the community at night,” he said.
He noted complaints about people “buzzing around” between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., complaints about garbage and a recent case of vandalism on the Tignish Elementary School grounds.