The Township of Lucan Biddulph has a zero-tolerance policy -- the R Zone -- for violence, vandalism and inappropriate behaviour at recreational facilities, community centres, parks and programs.
When you see the R Zone logo, it is a reminder of the zero-tolerance policy, and that it applies to everyone – coaches, parents, players, performers, audiences and visitors.
Does the RZone apply to only sports organizations?
No. The R Zone applies to all community organizations and individuals using Township of Lucan Biddulph facilities, including municipal offices, community centres, parks and recreational facilities.
What type of incidents should be reported?
No form of violence, vandalism or inappropriate behaviour is acceptable on municipal properties, in facilities or programs. Incidents involving the following should be reported:
- Verbal assault
- Physical assault/harm
- Use of alcohol or drugs
How and when should an incident be reported?
If you are involved in or witness a situation at a municipal indoor facility (like an arena or community centre), you can report it to a staff member. With your assistance, he/she will complete a report.
When a situation occurs at an outdoor facility (like a park) with no available staff, if a community organization is involved advise them directly so they can file a report.
You are also welcome to report your concerns directly by:
For best and timely resolutions, report any incidents within 24 hours.
If I file a report, will it be confidential?
Yes, in accordance with the municipality’s privacy information policy.
What happens after a report has been filed?
Whether reported in person, through an organization, or online, the report will be logged by municipal staff and will either be dealt with directly by municipality or forwarded on the appropriate group/organization for follow-up.
Will the Township follow-up on every report?
The intent of The R Zone is that each organization takes responsibility for situations created by or that affect their participants in cooperation with the Township of Lucan Biddulph. In some cases, the municipality may take the lead role, while in other cases, it will be the community group or organization.
What are the consequences?
Each report will be reviewed on an individual basis. The nature and degree of discipline will be determined by the severity of the situation.