Leixlip Town Council hears of new text alert scheme

A new community text scheme could be announced shortly.

A new community text scheme could be announced shortly.

Speaking at the 3 September meeting of Leixlip Town Council, James O’Neill, Director of Services at Muintir na Tire, said he hoped that proposal for a nationwide scheme for crime fighting community text schemes would be announced on 24 September.

Mr. O’Neill said he understood the Garda Commissioner has accepted the details of a report drafted by himself and believed it may be announced at the national ploughing championships.

There have been calls from a number of communities for text schemes but Gardai have been anxious that text projects work efficiently.

In the past Gardai have run into problems with some text schemes but those which do work well are seen as a great benefit.

The newly anticipated scheme being announced by the Gardai is expected to provide an efficient template.

- Henry Bauress