Cappawhite
to hold onto garda station

Superintendant Nicholas McGrath has told the Cappawhite Community Alert group that community spirit is important in tackling crime.

Superintendant Nicholas McGrath has told the Cappawhite Community Alert group that community spirit is important in tackling crime.

At a recent meeting of Cappawhite Community Alert, attended by a large crowd, Chairman Michael Carmody introduced the new Superintendent Nicholas McGrath to Cappawhite.He also thanked the previous Superintendent Padraic Dunne and outlined the respect the community had for Garda Eddie Nugent who was doing tremendous work in the village.

Superintendent McGrath told the meeting that there was a great community spirit in the village and said that by looking out for that community crime wold be tackled.

Secretary Teresa Hinchey said: “We are all delighted hear tonight the good news from Superintendent McGrath that Cappawhite will still have Garda Eddie Nugent patrol our community and that Cappawhite Garda Station will remain open. A lot of concerns were aired over the large numbers of garda stations being closed down all over the country, as less gardai are available to serve communities.”

The Community Alert secretary called on Minister Shatter to listen to the people to make more gardai available in rural areas to to stop crime and break-ins to the homes of the elderly and most vulnerable.

She called on all the committee to check on the neighbours especially during Christmas time to make sure they are warm and were wearing their pendants.