City receives top Neighbourhood Watch award

Published on Thursday 8 March, 2018

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The City of Gosnells’ long-standing support of community safety and crime prevention initiatives has earned it the inaugural Local Government Participation Award from Neighbourhood Watch WA.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the City was honoured to receive the ‘gold category’ award, which recognised local governments promoting positive relationships with their local Neighbourhood Watch.

“For the past 30 years, the City has worked closely with Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch to run a number of programs that have helped to reduce crime and improve safety for our community members,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“Through these programs, we have visited schools for bike engraving and safety education, raised awareness at community events, provided free resources and conducted doorknocks in crime hot-spots.

“All of these activities spread the word about Neighbourhood Watch and the good things we can do to make our City safer.”

At a presentation by Neighbourhood Watch State Director Bernie Durkin today, Mayor Dewhurst congratulated the City’s Safe City team and Gosnells District Neighbourhood Watch.

“Everyone involved in local community safety and crime prevention in the City of Gosnells does a terrific job to encourage residents, businesses and schools to work together,” he added. 

“So much of this work relies on volunteers and I thank them for their support, which has ensured our ideas and efforts are making a difference.”

The City supports Neighbourhood Watch locally by assisting with crime prevention activities as well as financial and administrative roles, providing volunteer support, encouraging partnerships with the WA Police and promotion of Neighbourhood Watch as part of its community engagement.