Forbes Neighbourhood Watch has been helping the community for 20 years, but now needs a boost of new members to keep going.
Forbes Neighbourhood Watch is a community-based crime prevention program which aims to improve the quality of life within a neighbourhood by minimising preventable crime and promoting closer community ties. The program relies on the community and the police working together in a partnership to achieve these aims.
“Joining Neighbourhood Watch will not only help prevent crime, but it’s also a great social environment,” said Neighbourhood Watch member Lyn Ward.
The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Forbes Bowling Club to discuss any concerns the local residents may be experiencing.
Membership of Neighbourhood Watch includes a wide range of benefits including home security tips, sourcing home security alarms and devices, and the use of engraving pens to etch driver’s licence numbers into furniture, jewellery and more.
“If we cannot find new members, the program is going to wither away, and this would be very sad for our town,” said Lyn.
If you would like to become a member of Forbes Neighbourhood Watch, contact Lyn Ward on 0417 536 619 or simply visit your local police station to discuss this in person. Alternativelyy visit Neighbourhood Watch NSW (nhwnsw.org.au).