Residents urged to get online
Dated: 15 Feb 2010
Residents living in the Blakelaw, Kenton and Fawdon sector are being urged to pop online to have their say on crime from the comfort of their own home as Northumbria Police's virtual meetings continue across Newcastle.
Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Ward will log on to the meeting to speak directly to local residents about crime and disorder in their community.
The two-hour web chat will takes place on Tuesday night (February 16), between 7pm and 9pm.
The meetings give residents the chance to raise any concerns they may have about crime in their neighbourhood, and ask questions.
The virtual meetings have just been launched in Newcastle and have so far taken place for residents in the Benwell and Elswick and Fenham and Scotswood sectors.
Insp Ward said: "The virtual meetings are a new way for us to communicate with people in their own homes and mean they can get information about crime and disorder almost instantly.
"The best thing about the online forums is that residents can log on, ask a question or leave a message and then come back a little later on to check for updates and see what other people are asking about.
"It means they can pop in and out and get vital information while being able to get on with their day to day lives. It's important we're accessible for residents and this is yet another way for them to get to know us.
"It's equally important for me to know what the main concerns are in an area so we can ensure they are addressed. I'd urge as many people as possible to log on on Tuesday night."
Blakelaw, Kenton and Fawdon – Tuesday February 16 – 7pm to 9pm
Gosforth and Great Park – Tuesday February 23 – 7pm to 9pm
Outer West (including Lemington, Throckley, Denton and Westerhope) – Tuesday March 2 – 7pm to 9pm
Byker and Walker - Tuesday March 9 – 7pm to 9pm
Jesmond and Heaton – Tuesday March 16 – 7pm to 9pm