MORE people are signing up to Neighbourhood Watch as the program gathers steam in the local community.
A social event was held at The Circus on March 12, with about 150 people turning up to enjoy a sausage sizzle and hear about how the program works.
Committee member Chris Quinn said they managed to avoid stormy weather and attract about 150 people during the afternoon.
“We had the Sideffect bus, the Victoria Park Lions cooking sausages and it was a good social event.
“We now have a direct mobile number to the police, which will mean we can get them out here quicker.
“About 60 people on the day expressed their interest in joining our Whatsapp group, with about 30 people already signed and this will allow people to know what’s happening.
“It will also allow us to get to know each other; it’s a bit different from Vic Park streets where you might not know who lives in the next street from you.”
Mr Quinn said he hoped the program would help reduce crime in the area.