New Neigh­bour­hood Watch at Charles­land Park

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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.

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