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Neighborhood Watch programme planned for Eastern Districts

Published on Monday, July 26, 2010 Email To Friend    Print Version

Shane Howe of Phoenix Group

Grand Cayman’s Eastern Districts are getting their own Neighbourhood Watch programme.
With the theme, “Get involved and be part of the solution”, the programme starts at Pease Bay and extends most of the way to East End and will be in effect this autumn.

It is being spearheaded by a number of like-minded citizens who are cooperating with their neighbors to make their communities just a little safer.

With the assistance of Cayman Crime Stoppers and the RCIP Neighborhood Policing Programme and led by Shayne Howe of The Phoenix Group, the programme will take place in six defined zones, each with its own Community Coordinator -- Chris Narborough (Pease Bay), Tami and Barry Scott (Frank Sound Rd to Cottage), Jerome Ohayes (Midland Acres), Tony Powell (Breakers), and Laurie Hawley (Frenchman’s Drive).

The coordinators are expected to lead the way in reducing crime in the neighborhoods, providing a safer neighborhood families and improving the living environment, community spirit and support for individuals.

“This network of contacts will also allow us to share general information with each other, such as activities planned in the community, general concerns, and requests for improvements in the neighborhood including street lighting, roadside cleanups and capital projects,” said Mr Howe. “The network will also keep everyone better connected with the local RCIP beat officer, Fran General,” he added.

The group, with the assistance of The Phoenix Group’s Lend a Hand Programme, will be going door to door in the six zones to collect contact information for the local residents. The objective is to compile a comprehensive database for communicating meeting times and disseminating important information.

“We will try to collect this information on a single day in late August or early September,” Mr Howe stated.

Bright yellow signage, also donated by The Phoenix Group, will be prominently displayed in all participating zones.
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