Moville Community Alert

Moville Community Alert

About Moville Community Alert

In 1996 a Community Alert Scheme aimed at preventing attacks on the elderly and people living alone in the Moville area was launched by the Gardai.

The main objective was to encourage people in the area to help protect their elderly and vulnerable neighbours.

A committee under the Chairmanship of William McCorkell was set up to organise the Community Alert Scheme and give guidance and advice on Crime Prevention and Security Procedures and also to raise the level of alertness of everyone in the community.

Thirteen years on and the committee are still very active and assure the community that Moville is still a safe place to live today.

The first job Community Alert took on was the security in seniors citizen’s homes and together with Action Inishowen they installed fire alarms and Safety chains for doors on hundreds of homes in the area free of charge.

Community Alert Sign

The Committee spend their time visiting the elderly and installing lifelines and security lights. They have erected Community Alert signs in the area. To keep funds for this work coming in, the committee apply for a grant from Social Services each year. They also hold a very popular draw every September, and an Annual Church Gate collection, usually around May/June. The Annual General Meeting this year will be held Tuesday 16th June in St. Eugene’s Hall at 8.30pm. New volunteers are needed to keep this much needed service going in the area. We look forward to your support.

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their much appreciated support over the years.

The committee meets every third Tuesday of the month and if any member of the community would like to get involved, or have any suggestions, please contact William on 074 9381291 or 086 8381552.

Moville Community alert

Back Row: Brian Havlin, Garda P.J. Costelloe, Sergeant Danny Devlin, John Brennan and Anthony McElhinney
Front Row: Johnny Cavanagh Chairman, William McCorkell Secretary, Tommy Doherty Vice Chairman, and Breege McCorkell Treasurer

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