Mike Turinsky wants to see crime decline in our area. There are a lot of different things the Howick Local Board can do to reduce crime. Mike will continue to collaborate with police, crime watch patrols, and neighbourhood support teams. He is currently working with residents to clean up the viewpoint area of Point View Drive. He has supported the start up of a new Flat Bush Neighbourhood Support group. He is working on multiple ways to remove and prevent illegal dumping. And he is working on the creation of a Neet Streets programme for our community.

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Flat Bush Neighbourhood Support​​​ 


By Mike Turinsky

One way we can reduce crime is by starting Neighbourhood Support groups. My friend Shiv Prasad is doing just that. He has started the Flat Bush Neighbourhood Support Committee. I worked with Shiv, the Howick Local Board, and council staff to provide the support needed to establish this group. It was time for Flat Bush and Ormiston to have its own committee. Prasad's vision is to have "every street in Flat Bush join us."


Prasad says he wants to see a community, "Where all neighbours know each other on a first name basis and look out for each other.

We want to make Flat Bush one of the most desirable places to live, and we want to send a message that crime in our neighbourhood won't be tolerated because we're a strong and resilient community. Statistics show that, generally, about 80 per cent of burglaries occur at properties that are not members of active Neighbourhood Support groups."

But to achieve that vision, the group needs more members. If you would like to join in, please email Shiv Prasad at

STATUS: This group is up and running.

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