New watch on crime

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

NEIGH­BOUR­HOOD Watch has been es­tab­lished in Burswood for the first time to work to keep res­i­dents safe.

A sausage siz­zle will be held at The Cir­cus Park on Fe­bru­ary 12 from 5pm to 7pm to launch the pro­gram.

“The po­lice, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Town of Vic­to­ria Park, Bel­mont MLA Glenys God­frey and the Sid­ef­fect bus, which is about drug ed­u­ca­tion, will all be there,” com­mit­tee mem­ber Chris Quinn said.

The pro­gram will keep res­i­dents in­formed about ac­tiv­ity in the area.

“We will use the mo­bile app What­sapp to mes­sage ev­ery­one to let them know what’s hap­pen­ing and it will mean ev­ery­one will have an eye out,” he said.

“There have been break-ins into cars and stolen bikes worth more than $2000 lately.”

Mr Quinn said about 12 res­i­dents helped form the group.

“I was pre­vi­ously in­volved in the Canning Vale Neigh­bour­hood Watch for about 20 years, which was very suc­cess­ful,” he said.

“We’ve had a let­ter­box drop to let ev­ery­one in the area know about the event and we are wel­com­ing peo­ple to come down.”

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