New Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter launches

Monday 12 March 2018

Mid and East Antrim PCSP, PSNI and Neighbourhood watch Co-ordinators have launched the first edition of a new Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Mid and East Antrim.

Stock image of a Neighbourhood Watch sign

The newsletter contains up to date information on issues relevant to local communities such as crime prevention advice, new PSNI or PCSP initiatives, contact information and relevant local initiatives.

It is hoped this newsletter will be produced four times a year (editions out in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter) and include information useful to local residents. Similar newsletters have been popular with residents in other areas and we hope this will complement the Text Alert service which has already been established. 

Chair of Mid and east Antrim PCSP Cllr Brian Collins said: “With the new Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter we want to make the sense of community that already exists on our Borough more visible. We want to show people that collectively those living and working here, the local police, PCSP and other local groups are working together to share information and keep people and property safe.”

Referring to the new Neighbourhood Watch newsletter, Helen Hargy from PSNI said: “One of the attractions of Mid and East Antrim Borough is that it’s a safe place to live and work. We want people to enjoy the living here and we don’t want them to feel isolated or vulnerable and that’s where Neighborhood Watch comes in. We want to reassure people that our borough is safe and welcoming and encourage people to look out for each other.”

Mid and East Antrim PCSP are distributing the newsletters through local Neighbourhood Watch schemes, by leaving copies in all Mid and East Antrim Council community facilities and also by sharing it on the PCSP Facebook page.