Online meeting for residents
Dated: 09 Apr 2010
Residents living in the Blakelaw, Kenton and Fawdon sector are being urged to get 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 takes place on Tuesday April 13 between 7pm and 9pm.
It is the second series of online meetings for Newcastle - with the first batch seeing more than 120 people log on.
The meetings give residents the chance to raise any concerns they may have about crime in their neighbourhood, and ask questions.
Insp Ward said: "This is the second meeting for the sector, and although it was quite well received the first time we're hoping to get more people involved this time around.
"The online meetings are an excellent way for us to communicate with people in their own home and means 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 gives people a way to find out what's happening while still being able to get on with their day to day lives. I'd urge as many people as possible to log on on Tuesday night."
Future online meetings:
Blakelaw, Kenton and Fawdon – Tuesday April 13 – 7pm to 9pm
Gosforth and Great Park – Tuesday April 20 – 12 noon to 2pm
Outer West (including Lemington, Throckley, Denton and Westerhope) – Tuesday April 27 – 7pm to 9pm
Byker and Walker - Tuesday May 4 – 7pm to 9pm
Jesmond and Heaton – Tuesday May 11 – 7pm to 9pm
Newcastle Central - Tuesday May 18 - 7-9pm