NHW call for security increase

by admin on February 20th, 2019

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Watch: Sergeant Andy Stott and Cris Allen were special guests at Kingston Neighbourhood Watch’s annual meeting last week.
Nanjing Night Net

The Neighbourhood Watch in Kingston met for its annual meeting last week.

Sergeant Andy Stott, head of the Neighbourhood Watch groups for the Limestone Coast,and Cris Allen, coordinator for one of the Mount Gambier areas for Neighbourhood Watch,travelled from Mount Gambier to be guest speakers at the meeting, which proved a huge success.

Many great ideas on community and business safety were shared and Kingston’s NHW group was commended on its activity and community involvement.

Committee: Pauline Williams, John Hall, Constable Michael Ringshaw, Gail Hetherington and Ken Williams.

“They came down and gave some ideas to help us keep trying to get funds because we’re trying to get enough money to fund 26 security cameras in Kingston at various points to assist in NHW of businesses and homes,” said NHW committee member Pauline Williams.

“We’ve got 26 locations that Constable Michael Ringshaw, the Neighbourhood Watch police representativehere, has pointed out that he feels are the areas that should be watched,” she said.

“We’ll be settingone up at the top of Caltex for drive-offs, and also one that covers the T-section that goes to Millicent.

“Some people feel that it’s a little bit like a Big Brother thing having it, but it’s not really, it’s to make the town secure for the odd occasion when you do have an untoward person.

“And it’s also a good thing for anyone who might have a fall or something like that, because there arecameras that will pick that up.”

Mrs Williams explained that summer creates more opportunities for crimes to be committed, due to the relaxed nature of the season.

“People are on holidays, they get really relaxed, leave the boats parked outside withfishing gear and all sorts of things in,” she said. “So, summer creates more chances for people to do the wrong thing.

“People are very surprised at what the crime rate is.There’s a lot that goes on at night time.I think people are still surprised about some of the activity that goes on that they don’thear or see.”

Kingston’s NHW is a relatively new group that has only been in operation for four years, with approximately 20 members.The group meets every two months and is hoping to attract members of a younger demographic.

“It’s not a heavy load, we just keep an eye on things and report anything that we think may be dangerous,” said Mrs Williams.

For more information callPauline on8767 2403.

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