Neighbourhood Support is a not-for-profit, community based crime prevention program, aiming to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities a safer and more caring place to live. Neighbourhood Support is the process of being revitalised in Pukehina Beach. Kate Blakeborough is the new Coordinator and is looking for volunteers to help make Pukehina one of the safest places to live. A Neighbourhood Support Group will:
- Help foster a sense of community spirit, where everyone is respected and valued
- share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime
- reduce the incidence and effects of criminal offending
- build community resilience
- strengthen community networks to improve the quality of life
- liaise and co-operate with other community groups.
Attentive neighbours along with the visible deterrents of street signs and window / letterbox stickers, sends a strong signal to prospective burglars that there is a higher chance of being caught.
Being part of Neighbourhood Support means you have access to many resources to help you make informed decisions around safety and security.
If you don’t know your neighbour, start today and say g’day.
- Report ALL incidents or suspicious activities ASAP
- Dial 111 for all emergencies
- Dial 105 for non-emergencies
- Dial *555 to report traffic incidents via mobile phone
- Rameka Poihipi is our Community Constable based at Te Puke Police station 07 5730500.
Kate Blakeborough is the new Pukehina Area Coordinator. To find out more about becoming a Sector Co-ordinator, or just to sign up as a member, please email me.
(I particularly want to hear from anyone who is a current Sector Co-ordinator, so that we can reconnect and help you to rejuvenate your group)
Bruce Banks — Manager — Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support. Email: email@example.com