Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman and Chairman of the Stormont Public Accounts Committee, has called on communities throughout the constituency, especially those in rural areas, “to form a network of neighbourhood watches to combat vandalism, anti-social behaviour and other crimes”.
Assemblyman Swann, who is also UUP Chief Whip and North Antrim UUP Chairman, issued his appeal in the wake of a number of thefts from local farms and the recent arson attack on a bus at Dervock Orange Hall, which was used by the community and not just the local band.
Assemblyman Swann said: “Everyone in the constituency can have the opportunity to play a role in combatting the scourge of rural and urban crime by getting involved with, or setting up a local neighbourhood watch which have the full support and approval of the PSNI.
“Neighbourhood watches provide a very useful service in supporting the PSNI and I fully encourage constituents to get involved with these schemes to help protect their communities from criminals and those who indulge in anti-social behaviour.
“I also commend those neighbourhood watches which currently exist throughout the constituency and praise their sterling efforts to make North Antrim a safer place to live and work,” said Assemblyman Swann.