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In September, Ashburton District Council
will co-host a public meeting with the Police to give our community an
opportunity to raise any concerns about safety to hear about initiatives the Police
are leading to help reduce crime. Look out for more details in the coming
There are also more than 300 Neighbourhood
Support groups throughout the district, working alongside the Police. These Neighbourhood
Support Groups are comprised of local people who are focussed on making our
district a safer and more caring place.
Simple things like telling your neighbour
you’re going on holiday, regularly checking in with elderly residents, and
reporting suspicious behaviour all help to reduce crime in your area. In fact,
research gathered from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand shows that the
majority of burglaries around the country occur at properties that aren’t
connected to active Neighbourhood Support Groups.
For newcomers to the district or people
living alone, Neighbourhood Support Groups also help to reduce isolation,
nurture a sense of belonging, and build trust within communities.
In simple terms, it’s all about knowing
If there isn’t a Neighbourhood Support
group in your area, think about starting your own one. You can contact
Christine Richards at the Ashburton Police Station on 307 8410 if you would
like more information about setting one up.
Another great way to stay in touch with
what’s happening on your street is by signing up to Neighbourly. It’s an online
community where you can connect with your neighbours, share and stay informed
about upcoming events, and interact with local organisations. All Neighbourly
members need to verify their addresses, which means you know exactly who your
neighbours are. It’s easy to sign up too – just head to neighbourly.co.nz,
enter your street number and email contact and you’re away.