New Neighbourhood Watch at Charlesland Park
A new Neighbourhood Watch scheme has been launched in Charlesland Park.
‘ The residents of Charlesland have worked together for the past 18 months to improve the security of their estate,’ said Cllr Jennifer Whitmore. It began with the setting up of WhatsApp groups where residents of each street could contact each other immediately if they saw something suspicious. It has progressed to now become a formal Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, which was launched in Charlesland Community Centre last week. ‘Setting up this scheme has had many benefits, not just from a security perspective,’ said Cllr Whitmore. ‘Neighbours got to know each other and are looking out for each other and their properties. It has certainly brought the Community together, and it could not have happened without a number of the residents that have organised and implemented the programme.’
‘I would like to thank our local community gardaí Maria Curtis and JP Connolly for their support in setting up this scheme and all the gardaí that came to our launch nigh,’ said Mark Barry, Charlesland Park resident and area coordinator for the scheme. I would also like to thank the NeighbourhoodWatch team from the park for all their efforts in getting this across the line. Because of the success of the programme to date, we hope to roll it out to Charlesland Wood and Grove over the coming months.’
The new Charlesland Park Neighbourhood Watch committee.