Bloor Homes supports newly formed Neighbourhood Watch Group in Broughton

A housebuilder in Broughton is providing generous donation towards the newly formed Neighbourhood Watch Group at its Parc Jasmin development.

Bloor Homes has joined forces with the local residents, the OWL Cymru and the North Wales Police to create a community group which aims to help in keeping everyone safe. To spread the positive message and support the group efforts, Bloor Homes provided funds for the awareness signs that are now posted across the development.

David Smith, Neighbourhood Watch Group Co-ordinator and Resident, said: “I wanted to do something positive for my community that would keep me motivated whilst undergoing chemotherapy treatment and during my subsequent recovery. “I feel very fortunate to live in a kind and caring neighbourhood, where residents share my ambition of wanting to make our area a safer place to live. “With my neighbour’s support and working in partnership with OWL Cymru, North Wales Police and Bloor Homes we have been able to achieve this by creating the Parc Jasmin Neighbourhood Watch Group. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bloor Homes. The signs they generously funded will help create a safer environment by acting as highly effective visible deterrents, providing a message to any person entering our neighbourhood with the intention to commit crime or anti-social behaviour that are not welcome in our community.”

Dave Jolly, Temporary Superintendent North Wales Police, said: “I am delighted to see another Watch scheme being launched. What is most pleasing is that the driver for this has been our local residents on this new estate who are committed to making their neighbourhood safe. Dave Smith has been the driving force behind this scheme whilst undergoing chemotherapy. His desire to make his community safe is very humbling especially as he has been very unwell, but this has not deterred him. He is a credit to his community.” Rt. Hon. Lord Jones PC, President of Flintshire and Wrexham Online Watch Association (OWL Cymru) said: “The foundation of this Watch scheme in a development, where street names commemorate seven local first World War servicemen that lost their lives for their community, is important and of special significance. We hope it will be the start of a long and positive relationship with developers that are concerned about the quality of the communities they create.”

Rhys Nicholson, Regional Managing Director for Bloor Homes North West, said: “We are delighted that our donation is going to be used for such a meaningful cause. We are always keen to help the local communities in which we build and show support them in a viable way.”