Last week Neighbourhood Watch SA (NHW) celebrated and proactively promoted Neighbourhood Watch Week 2021. Groups across the state held celebratory public events to raise awareness of the benefits of belonging to a local NHW group while encouraging participation in the program.
This year, Neighbourhood Watch Australasia partnered with Bunnings Warehouse to celebrate the week in style. Bunnings stores across Australia gave NHW group’s priority access to BBQs, awareness tables and other activities in store during the week.
On Wednesday 10 November the state Neighbourhood Watch SA team, along with the SA Police Band and volunteers from the North Adelaide NHW group, were at Bunnings Mile End celebrating and chatting to customers.
Senior Sergeant Richard O’dea, Community Engagement Section was present and commented on the success of the day: “It was brilliant; plenty of customers visited the awareness table we hosted, asking questions about Neighbourhood Watch SA. It was great to see so much interest in the program.
“People were also asking questions about crime prevention and how they can keep themselves and their property safe so we provided lots of helpful tips. It was great to get out into the community!”
Neighbourhood Watch SA is South Australia’s largest community crime prevention program. It brings neighbours and police together to solve local issues, develop safer neighbourhoods and create connected and inclusive communities.
If you’re interested in joining the Neighbourhood Watch SA find your nearest group here and get in touch! If you can’t find a suitable group you could consider starting your own, find out how to start a new group here.
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