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Next West End meeting scheduled for Aug. 11

Organizers of a recent community forum have set a date for a follow-up meeting to discuss the outcome of a survey.
Nearly a week ago, about 200 people gathered at Miller Recreation Center to discuss crime in the city, particularly the West End community. The West End has been plagued by gun violence and other crimes.
The Salisbury Police Department has restructured to combat crime in that community. Residents have said they were not heard at a meeting facilitated by law enforcement a few months ago and thus wanted the forum.
Police Chief Rory Collins recently announced a West End police substation that will be placed inside Hall’s Gym and staffed two days a week.
The follow-up meeting will be held Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller Recreation, 1402 West Bank St., beside Hall’s Gym.
This meeting will be to review the data received from responses on a survey attendees completed at the first meeting.
The meeting was sponsored by The Chamber, West End Community Organization and West End Pride.
Organizers said after the data is reviewed and collected, they plan to create some resolutions or interventions for the top three concerns and other concerns, according to a Facebook post.
Members of The Chamber said a week ago they hoped others would take the information back to their respective communities, churches and other groups.
Of the 200 or so people in attendance at the first meeting, 164 signed in and 76 people completed the survey.

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