New watch on crime
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.”