Plaque honours protectors

HONOUR: Louis Francis, police coordinator for neighbourhood watch Julianne Fowler, Dot Dunn, Kerry Williams and Cynthia Clinton.
HONOUR: Louis Francis, police coordinator for neighbourhood watch Julianne Fowler, Dot Dunn, Kerry Williams and Cynthia Clinton.

A plaque has been placed on a bench down at the foreshore to honour and remember those who have put in hard work to protecting Port Pirie through Neighbourhood Watch 402. 

The bench has sentimental meaning to many members of the group, especially to past member Kingsley Francis who won the swim through in the waters that the bench faces. 

The police coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch Julianne Fowler says that the plaque is in recognition of every volunteer and all the work they have put in. 

“We have had some members who have been long working with the group pass and we wanted to acknowledge all of there efforts over the years and all their support”, she said. 

“We wanted to make sure that everyone was including so we thought we would do a recognition and acknowledgement plaque for all the efforts and volunteer times to keep the Port Pirie community safe.” 

The bench also holds significance to other members who enjoy coming to sit there and have a look over Pirie, an opportunity for them to be present with the whole community. 

“The whole aim is about working with the community to make it a safer place for everyone and work on crime prevention.”

“Without their efforts, information wouldn’t be passed on. They work with police and it enhances communication, public safety and gives the community an option to engage with police”, Julianne said. 

Neighbourhood Watch meet every second Tuesday, of every second month at 7.00pm at the RSL and encourage members of the community to join them at their next February meeting.