Bring back the night watch

Geelong Advertiser - - YOUR SAY -

IN my younger days, it was com­mon to see night­watch­men sit­ting by a bra­zier at night while keep­ing an eye on prop­erty.

Surely it wouldn’t be all that ex­pen­sive to have these men back on new hous­ing es­tates and other build­ing sites.

Any ex­tra cost would surely be mi­nor com­pared with the costs of re­plac­ing stolen equip­ment and dam­aged prop­erty, such as was re­ported ( GA, Oc­to­ber 17) about the new house in Lara.

Also in­sur­ance pre­mi­ums should be lower with this sort of pro­tec­tion in place. What do other read­ers think?

J. Macdon­ald,


A reader ar­gues for the re­turn of night­watch­men af­ter Jeremy Jenkin’s house, un­der con­struc­tion, was bro­ken into.

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