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Successful Neighbourhood Watch community event provides crucial crime prevention advice to residents

Monday 27 November 2017

Residents in Mid and East Antrim have been given essential tips and advice on protecting themselves and their property from criminals this Christmas.

Residents in Mid and East Antrim have been given essential tips and advice on protecting themselves and their property from criminals this Christmas.

There was a strong turnout at a Neighbourhood Watch Community event organised by Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in Larne Town Hall last Thursday.

The audience heard from a variety of speakers, including a District Judge on antisocial behaviour and street crime, Start 360 on the problems with prescription and street drugs, the PSNI’s local Crime Prevention Officer on a Christmas crime prevention initiative, and the Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership on the work of the body.

The event offered local people the opportunity to speak to Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators and PCSP members from their own areas and gain useful crime prevention advice for their homes and businesses in the run-up to Christmas. 

Mid and East Antrim PCSP Chair, Councillor Brian Collins, said: “Neighbourhood Watch schemes are a great way for communities to keep their streets safe.

“There are just over 30 neighbourhood schemes running in Mid and East Antrim, however, there are still many communities that could benefit from the scheme.

“This event was a great opportunity to highlight partnership working between organisations and to engage with the local community to provide safety advice.

“It was extremely positive to see so many people attend and avail of the opportunity to receive safety advice and useful crime prevention information.

"It is important for local residents to understand that information is available from a number of resources and agencies on how to keep themselves and their property safe from crime."

To find out more about the work of Mid and East Antrim PCSP visit their page.