Council alarm scheme to help most vulnerable in Athy

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Paula Campbell

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Paula Campbell

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Council alarm scheme to help most vulnerable in Athy

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Cllr Mark Wall has welcomed the support from his fellow Councillors  for the provision of funding to assist with the purchase of house alarms for the most vulnerable within the communities of the Athy Municipal District.

Speaking following his motion to the recent Council meeting held last month in Athy, Cllr Wall stated , "we are all aware of the personal alarm that is available from various community groups in our areas. However I've being contacted by a growing number of families who are worried about their loved ones who are in many cases living alone and unfortunately in fear. The purpose of this scheme would be to assist with the cost of a house alarm for those individuals , allowing them to feel more secure in their homes and protecting the most vulnerable in our communities.

He added that statistics from the Gardai point towards active house alarms being a deterrent to those that want to "destroy our communities" with the growing menace of house break-ins and thefts.