AN award recognising the City of Melville’s support of the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) program proves it is working towards a safer community, according to Mayor Russell Aubrey.
The City recently received the Local Government Participation Gold Award, a gong acknowledging a council’s effort preventing crime and creating safer suburbs.
Mr Aubrey said the award reassured the community it was supporting residents and promoting crime prevention.
“This level of recognition gives the City confidence we are delivering on a large number of criteria and I congratulate our staff and our community, the Safer Melville Advisory Committee, the WA Police and of course Neighbourhood Watch WA for their important partnerships in achieving a safer Melville for everyone,” he said.
Atul Garg, Melville’s Neighbourhood Watch chairperson for 10 years, said volunteering in the NHW for the past 25 years had made his life meaningful.
“The NHW program means a lot to its team of volunteers who are all equally passionate about it, and we are extremely lucky and thankful to be supported by the City,” he said.
“We are proud of the fact that together we are all making a big difference in the community.”