Young and old gathered in the Community Centre, Lisvernane to launch the Aherlow Kilross Community Text Alert scheme. Chairperson Deirdre O’Dea coordinated the proceedings and thanked the dedicated team of volunteers who had come together to meet the challenge of making the area a safer place to live in for everyone.
The local community alert group has been working for the last few years helping people to install monitored alarms, lighting etc as well as establishing Text Alert.
The group was delighted to welcome Chief Superintendent Catherine Kehoe and her Garda colleagues to Aherlow. The Chief Superintendent underlined how important it is that everyone in the community minds each other and keeps their eyes and ears open for suspicious activity.
“The Text Alert launch today confirms how the local communities are looking out for each other and keeping crime at bay,” said Neil Garvey, CEO Muintir Na Tire. Peter Butler from TASC Community Care explained some of the precautions we must all take to keep our homes and premises secure.