Following on from the successful launch of text alert schemes in other parts of the county, Mohill Neighbourhood Watch is organising the setting up a similar scheme to service Mohill and the surrounding areas.
Joining the scheme is simple. Just pick up a special text alert envelope in any of Mohill’s shops or from the Family Support Centre, fill in your name and mobile phone number and enclose the w5 annual fee - this will cover the costs of running the scheme for the year.
Your number will then be added to the Mohill Text Alert database. If you notice anything or anyone suspicious in your locality, report it to local gardai ensuring to tell them that you are a member of the Mohill text alert scheme. Gardai will follow up on your call and if further investigation shows the person or vehicle to be of interest, they will issue an alert to the designated text scheme organisers and they, in turn, will send a text alert containing the relevant details to everyone on the scheme.
The scheme will be officially launched on March 20 in the Canon Donohoe Hall at 8pm at special public information meeting. Local representatives, gardai, members of Mohill Neighbourhood Watch will be on hand to explain the scheme and to answer any questions you may have.
Mohill Neighbourhood Watch spokesperson, Peader Flynn, is encouraging as many people as possible to join the Mohill Text Alert Scheme.
“We need as many people as possible to get involved if we are going to effectively combat crime in this area. This scheme has already proven very successful in areas such as Carrigallen, where it was recently set up,” said Peader.
He also encouraged people to report any suspicious people or vehicles in their locality immediately to gardai.
“With cuts to the number of gardai and to investment in An Garda Siochana, everyone in the community has to do their bit to reduce the incidence of crime in their area,” he stressed.