Monday, October 3, 2022

Wallaceburg Neighbourhood Watch holding Town Hall Meeting

The Wallaceburg Neighbourhood Watch Steering Committee has listened to the concerns from the public and are organizing a Town Hall style event, to ensure everyone has their voices heard.

The event, which is open to anyone in the public, will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the UAW Hall in Wallaceburg from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Three guest speakers have confirmed their attendance for the meeting:

– Gary Conn, Chief of the Chatham-Kent Police Service

– John Norton, General Manager of Community Development & Chief Legal Officer for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

– Marjorie Crew, Chatham-Kent Councillor & Founder of East Side Pride

The idea for a Town Hall meeting stemmed from a Neighbourhood Watch meeting held in the fall, where the upstairs boardroom of the Wallaceburg Municipal Centre was jam packed with over 60 concerned residents.

Brief presentations will be made by Chief Conn, Norton and Crew and each presenter will field questions from those in attendance.

In order to streamline the process on January 16, Neighbourhood Watch is encouraging community members to send their questions in ahead of time by emailing neighbourhoodwatchwallaceburg@gmail.com or sending the group a message on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/WallaceburgNeighbourhoodWatch/.

An event page has also been created on Facebook. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to RSVP on the page, in order to give the committee a better idea about numbers.

Light refreshments will be available at the meeting.

More about Wallaceburg Neighbourhood Watch:

A group of concerned citizens banded together last year with the idea of reforming the community group, which disbanded approximately five years ago. On September 27, 2018 the community members decided to officially make the group active once again.

The immediate focus for Neighbourhood Watch in Wallaceburg is to utilize an online program called Neighbourhood Protect, in order to generate anonymous tips and information about crime and suspicious activity occurring in Wallaceburg.

Visit www.neighbourhoodprotect.ca for details.

Here is the event poster:

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