Offaly Community Watch Network
This network was established to support Community Alert and Neighbourhood Watch groups. The network is supported by the Community Forum, An Garda Siochána and Offaly County Council. The network has put in place a Text Alert system in conjunction with An Garda Siochána where communities received text alerts on security and safety from a centrally administered text system.
The network has been well supported by groups around the county. Active participation by 57 groups in the network hightlights the efforts that individuls go to to take care of people living in their community. To date the network has held eight meetings, set up a text alert system and has had speakers address the network across a range of topics including: crime prevention; drug awareness; anti-social behaviour; suicide alertness in the community; supports for older people; community smoke alarm scheme; community CCTV systems and public lighting in Offaly.
For more information on the Offaly Community Watch Network please contact Niamh Dowler or Edel Boyd on 057 9346829.