Help watch out for crime

Western Times - - NEWS -

CHARLEVILLE com­mu­nity lead­ers are start­ing up Neigh­bour­hood Watch again.

Deputy mayor An­nie Lis­ton has teamed up with po­lice to be­gin the process of get­ting the com­mu­nity or­gan­ised in the fight against crime.

Neigh­bour­hood Watches vow to re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity within the com­mu­nity to the po­lice or crime stop­pers.

Cr Lis­ton said the ob­jec­tive was “to pro­mote a healthy and safe en­vi­ron­ment” within the Charleville com­mu­nity.

“We’ve been talk­ing about it for a while but we’d re­ally started kick­ing it along last week,” Cr Lis­ton said.

Sergeant An­drew Irvine said that Neigh­bour­hood Watch would be about cre­at­ing aware­ness of crime pre­vent­ing.

“It’s a part­ner­ship be­tween the po­lice and the com­mu­nity,” he said.

The first meet­ing of the new Neigh­bour­hood Watch is set for to­day at 3pm at the Healthy Age­ing Cen­tre.

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