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PETERSWELL COMMUNITY ALERT

 

By Margaret Kelleher

 

Community Alert is Ireland’s Rural Community Crime Prevention Programme set up in 1985 by Muintir Na Tíre following a series of attacks on the elderly in 1984.  It is organised locally by volunteers together with Muintir na Tíre and the local Garda Síochána.

The Peterswell branch was formed at a public meeting in the Cooley Hall on the 30th March,1998.  The following committee was elected.

Patron:                                     Fr. V. Jennings (RIP)
Chairperson                              Pat Lahiff
Treasurer:                                 Francis Walsh
Secretary:                                 Margaret Kelleher
Tom McGarry                          Michael Coleman          Mary Fitzgerald
Michael Fahy                            Josie Lynskey               Josephine Regan
Martina Brady                          Patrick Fitzgerald

Liaison Garda:                          Pat Donoghue, Gort Gardai

The services available include :
Installation of Sensor Lights and Door Locks
Erection of Road Signs
Installation of Telephone/Panic Buttons

In 1998, road signs were erected on all approach roads to Peterswell.  Grant aid was received from 9 applicants for the provision and installation of telephone/panic buttons.

This year grant aid was received for a further 7 applicants and we are currently awaiting the engineer to install same.

Lighting in the village needed improvement. We approached all local politicians, the E.S.B. and the Co. Council  for the erection of 6 extra street lights from the Church to the Parochial House and thankfully this work was completed in early March 2004.

Help make your community a safer place.