Samantha Martin-Evans, Michael Evans and Vicki Casson are urgently calling for locals to get involved with Chinchilla Neighbourhood Watch. Photo Alana Calvert / Chinchilla News
Samantha Martin-Evans, Michael Evans and Vicki Casson are urgently calling for locals to get involved with Chinchilla Neighbourhood Watch. Photo Alana Calvert / Chinchilla News Alana Calvert

Fears Neighbourhood Watch program may not eventuate

LOCALS behind the not-yet-established Neighbourhood Watch program urgently call on the community to get behind it or it will be forced to disband before it's even off the ground.

"Neighbourhood Watch needs your support," Samantha Martin-Evans said.

"It now has come to the point unless we get more interest from the community we will not be able to move forward."

Ms Martin-Evans and other community members who were desperately trying to start the Neighbourhood Watch program expressed surprise over how difficult it had proved trying to ignite interest for the initiative among locals.

"[It's] disappointing considering there [are] always so many comments made about how bad crime is getting in this town, yet we are trying to help make it better and there is no support shown from the community," she said.

"We understand that people are very busy but we are only asking for support.

"We are not asking people to commit or sign up to anything, all we are asking for is people to show their support, come to the next meeting and see if there is anything you are able to do to support and get this off the ground.

"You can be involved as much or as little as you want.

"We don't want your commitment, just your support."

To express your interest in Chinchilla Neighbourhood Watch or to find out more contact chinchillanhw@gmail.com.

The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 9, at 1pm at Chinchilla RSL.


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