Neighbourhood Watch scheme launched in Larkfield Meadows, Craigavon

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Pictured at the launch of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme at Larkfield Meadows, Craigavon, (L-R) Constable Brian Hull; ABC PCSP project coordinator, Annette Blaney; local coordinators, Anthony and Maresa McKey and Constable Julie Lyons.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership (ABC PCSP), local police and residents from Larkfield Meadows in Craigavon are delighted to announce the establishment of an official ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ scheme in the area.

One of the largest and most well-known crime preventative initiatives, the Neighbourhood Watch scheme encourages improved home security, greater vigilance and fosters community spirit to help protect local residents and their property.

The scheme addresses the concerns of local residents, while also raising awareness of suspicious activity, vehicles or bogus callers, enabling all residents to play their part in helping the police reduce crime in the area.

“Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership between the police and local communities, which aims to help people protect themselves and their property and also reduce the fear of crime. Currently there are 188 accredited schemes in operation across the borough, demonstrating how collaborative partnerships can help tackle crime related problems. And I would encourage the wider community to consider becoming involved in such schemes,” commented ABC PCSP Chair, Councillor Joe Nelson.

The Neighbourhood Watch scheme is open to everyone, which means you can play your part in helping your community and the police reduce crime, while bringing your community closer together.

Learn more

For more information on Neighbourhood Watch please visit psni.police.uk/my-area/neighbourhood-watch/