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Friday February 22nd, 2013

Posted at 10:00am

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The Olde Walkerville Residents Association is re-introducing a Neighbourhood Watch program, with the hope to make the area safe again.

A rash of home invasions in Walkerville during the summer of 2011, and another one more recently in December of 2012, have set residents on edge, looking for ways to prevent future break-ins. The Neighbourhood Watch, a program run in cooperation with the Windsor Police Service and The Safety Village, will provide residents with guidelines to make their homes less attractive to criminals.

“As security is on the minds of all our residents, the OWRA feels it is important to gather as a community, to discuss our concerns, to ask questions and most importantly, get involved, ” says Shane Mitchell, OWRA’s current board president.

An information meeting is planned for next Wednesday February 27th, that wuill give residents of Walkerville will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and sign up and participate in this proven safety initiative. The Safety Village will be making a presentation followed by some time for questions and discussion. The OWRA is also looking for “block captains”; volunteers from the neighbourhood who will communicate with homeowners on their blocks, distribute newsletters and possibly help plan informal annual neighbourhood gatherings.

The meeting takes place at the Willistead Manor Coach House. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the meeting will start at 7pm.

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