Preventing crime and protecting the community – two things any neighbour wants to see in their suburb.
Groups of dedicated residents from Mount Pritchard to Bossley Park, Cabramatta West to Fairfield, have come together to reinvigorate the Neighbourhood Watch program.
Working with Fairfield and Cabramatta Police and a number of local businesses and community organisations, the group is leading New South Wales into Neighbourhood Watch Week, from October 1 to October 8.
Mount Pritchard resident Mike Davis is closely involved with the revitalisation of Neighbourhood Watch in the area.
“National Neighbourhood Week across Australia is endeavouring to revitalise and make people aware that there is this organisation,” Mr Davis said.
He said that leads from the community help the police fight crime, and Neighbourhood Watch is the ideal community organisation to facilitate that work.
The week will include a host of events designed to give residents information on what they can do to make life safer for everyone.
The week will kick off with a sausage sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings Bonnyrigg for Cabramatta PCYC on Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 3pm.
The official launch for National Neighbourhood Watch Week will be at Freedom Plaza from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, October 4, with many police and community dignitaries attending.
On Wednesday, a Police information bus tour will run from 9.30am - 1.30pm visiting Bonnyrigg Plaza, Stocklands, Canley Heights Plaza and more.
Three free seminars will also be held: a Neighbourhood Watch information seminar on Thursday, October 6 at New Leaf Communities Bonnyrigg from 10am to 11:30am, and two Safety and Security seminars at Cabra-Vale Diggers and Club Marconi on Friday, October 7.
Both the Safety and Security seminars will be from 10am to 1pm.
And on Saturday, October 8, Police will be installing car number plate security screws, to prevent registration plate theft, at Mounties and Club Marconi from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
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