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New Community Hub Opens In Newcastle

Residents from Newcastle attended the launch of the new Newcastle Community Hub at the SERC Campus, Newcastle on Saturday 25 March 2017. Arising out of a Community Safety Action Plan, the Newry Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership, along with key agencies, including County Down Rural Community Network…

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Huge Success For Night-Time Gaelic Programme

The Night-Time Gaelic Programme in the East Down area came to a close on Friday 19 February at St Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick. The Programme which was organised by the Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), in conjunction with the East Down GAA, saw up to…

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Secure Your Home This Christmas

‘While you’re out shopping, so are they’ is the warning being issued by Ards and North Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) as part of its seasonal burglary prevention campaign. Along with other advice it has provided, the partnership is reminding residents to lock their doors and windows to…

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Keeping Safe At Christmas Says PCSP

Newry Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have teamed up with the PSNI’s Crime Prevention Unit, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust have provided some safety information on keeping yourself and your home safe during the Festive Season. Before…

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Exciting New Safety Initiatives Launch In Newcastle

Local businesses within Newcastle recently received some important information from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) regarding two new and exciting Safety initiatives. The PSNI’s Free ‘Safe Shop Scheme’ is being offered to businesses, not only in Newcastle,…

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Local Teenage Girls Receive Vital Support Through Newry Mourne and Down PCSP Programme

Fifteen teenage girls from Ballynahinch, Newcastle and Dublin recently participated in the Newry, Mourne and Down Policing & Community Safety Partnership’s (PCSP) Safer Choices Programme. This was the first PCSP cross-border Programme that was organised in partnership with the local PSNI Neighbourhood Policing Team and the An Garda Siochána. The…

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PCSP Hit By Fifty Per Cent Budget Cuts

The Policing and Community Safety Partnership has been hit by 50% budget cuts. Speaking today, the Chairman of the Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), Councillor Mickey Larkin congratulated Dan McEvoy on his appointment as Vice-Chairperson to the PCSP, but both officers, the Chair and Vice…

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Policing And Community Safety Partnership Hit By 50% Budget Cuts

A recent meeting of the Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership condemned the 50% budget cut imposed by the central Joint Committee. PCSP Chair Cllr Mickey Larkin said: “We are all aware we are living in a time of cuts and austerity, however, for a Partnership with…

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First Meeting of the Newry Mourne and Down PCSP Takes Place In Newcastle

Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) held their first meeting on Saturday 29 August 2015 in Newcastle. Councillor Mickey Larkin, PCSP Chairperson in opening the meeting said: “We are establishing a new partnership at a time of even more cutbacks, rationalisation and general uncertainty around budgets…

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PCSP Reaches Out To Rural Community At Local Shows

Summer brings the opportunity for police and PCSP officers to get ‘out and about’ to meet local communities while sharing information and advice on personal, property and public safety. So far Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have attended Newry and Castlewellan Shows and Claragh Bridge…

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Summer Diversionary Programme For Local Youth Continues

Friday night saw young people from the Russell Gaelic Union, Downpatrick, take part in the Newry, Mourne and Down Policing & Community Safety Partnership’s (PCSP) Summer Diversionary Programme. Last week the programme took place at Páirc Esler with the Newry Shamrocks GAA Club. This free Programme, which takes place every…

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Alcohol And You Awareness Campaign Is Resounding Success

Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), PSNI and Alcohol and You recently presented the evaluation of their joint initiative to reduce alcohol related problems in the Down area which was formally launched in August 2014. The figures associated with the campaign make very interesting reading with…

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Stop The Opportunistic Thief This Christmas

With the Christmas season approaching and shops increasingly busy, Audrey Byrne, Vice Chairperson of Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), wishes to remind shop owners, residents and visitors of simple steps that anyone can take to block the opportunist thief. The advice applies equally to shoppers, shop owners and…

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PCSP Establish Funding and Engagement Committees

MEMBERS of the Down PCSP have agreed to set up two new Committees to progress the work of the Partnership across the District. Speaking after the meeting Councillor Carmel O’Boyle said: “The work of the Partnership continues to grow and we are being asked to develop ways forward and solutions to…

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Ford Scoops Up Over Half Million For Community Safety

JUSTICE  Minister David Ford has allocated £564,000 to projects aimed at tackling crime and the fear of crime. Groups around Down will receive substantial support to follow through on a wide variety of projects. The money comes from assets seized from criminals. It will fund a number of projects including…

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