Updated: Mar 11, 2019
There’s an extra reason to skip down to the this weekend (9/3/19) - you can visit the new Beyond Ice community services stall, and along with learning about local avenues of support for problematic drugs and alcohol, you might win a bike or a sculpture!
Members of Wangaratta’s Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) will be at the farmers’ market all morning. They’re available to speak with community members and to provide information about health and community services in Wangaratta, specifically drug, alcohol, and rehabilitation services.
Along with representatives from the LDAT, there will be representatives from the Victoria Police, Department of Justice and Community Safety, and Victims of Crime Victoria.
Visit their stall to go into the free raffle to win a bike, or a garden sculpture made by offenders from the community work team in Wangaratta.
Just before the raffle draw at 11.30am, the LDAT will launch its new Beyond Ice brochures. These have been prepared in response to feedback from the local community and include Wangaratta drug and alcohol support information, helpful advice about local family support and treatment services, plus a legal brochure that outlines what happens at court and if someone’s issued with a Community Correction Order or sent to prison.
The Wangaratta Local Drug Action Team recognises that problematic drug and alcohol use are complex issues that cannot be resolved in isolation. Their Beyond Ice campaign is creating a local, whole-of-community approach to address this challenge locally. The group is supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and Victorian Government agencies.
The Wangaratta Farmers Market will be at the Anglican Cathedral this Saturday, 9 March, from 8am to 12-noon.