New push for Neighbourhood Watch

A MEETING last week to discuss concerns about the local crime rate has resulted in a move to re-establish the Neighbourhood Watch program in New Norfolk. Tasmania Police say 11 members of the public attended the July 2 meeting at the New Norfolk Police Station.

A further meeting will be held at the same venue at 7pm on July 16 with a view to establishing a Neighbourhood Watch committee.

Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program, aimed at minimising the incidence of “preventable” crime within a defined area.

In a statement, Inspector Glen Woolley of Tasmania Police said the Derwent Valley Chamber of Commerce had offered to provide funding to establish Neighbourhood Watch in New Norfolk, and the office of the Federal Member for Lyons, Dick Adams, would assist with the photocopying of monthly newsletters.

All interested members of the community are invited to attend the meeting. More information can be obtained by calling Sergeant Brett Adlard of New Norfolk Police on 6230 4241.

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