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City to Sumner Community Watch

To enhance police-community co-operation for a safer community from Richmond to Taylor's Mistake, from Breezes Road to Opawa, Diamond Harbour and Lyttelton

Donald Walker - Chairman,  Home: 384 1614
Alan Christie - Secretary, Home: 326 5455

The City to Sumner Community Watch was founded in August 1998 with the objective of assisting the Police in a pro-active policy with a view to reducing petty crimes in the designated areas and to enhance Police/community co-operation towards a safer community.

With the close liaison with the Police we have been able to target specific problem areas i.e. stolen vehicles, schools, factories and graffiti. We have been responsible for a number of stolen vehicles being returned and have had a good response from the residents in our area.

We operate two vehicles, number one car operates the Woolston, Linwood area and number two car operates from Ferrymead through to Sumner, Taylors Mistake and all the hill suburbs. Sponsorship was obtained for both vehicles, Ray White Priers Bayside in Redcliffs purchased the first vehicle for our use and finance was obtained from the Regional Council to purchase our second vehicle.

We have a membership of over 84 members operating the two vehicles from Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and one of the vehicles is used during the day from Wednesday through to Friday. Two volunteer drivers are used when on patrol for a minimum of four hours. The elected committee meets every second Tuesday monthly, general meetings for all members are held quarterly where guest speakers are introduced. Roasted lists are posted with a covering newsletter every two monthly cycle to all members.


Postal Address

PO Box 19712
Christchurch 8840