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Tuesday, August 6 was this year’s National Night Out & IBCA Neighborhood Watch Event
Started in the summer of 2011, the Ideal Beach Neighborhood Watch Program continues to grow and improve its strategy.
To that, the program has expanded and now offers residents a Neighborhood Watch Newsletter containing news, tips, and information. Information is power, and it is a tool needed to gain an edge towards deterring and combatting crime and unsavory activities that devalue, debase, and attack the very foundation of any community…. and this is something that the residents of the Ideal Beach community will not tolerate.
Along with the Watch Newsletter residents receive a Seasonal Inspiration Sheet, offering images of architecture, seasonal décor, curb appeal, and all matter of creative home ideas & tips that inspire and celebrate our neighborhood. These two monthly information sources are companions to each other. They work together to strengthen and improve the vitality of our neighborhood.
Additionally, The IBCA is proud to further its mission to ‘Improve the Quality of Life in Our Community’ by the addition of the Ideal Beach Clean Committee. Working in concert with our Neighborhood Watch Program, this committee is goaled in combatting the things that devalue, degrade, and hurt a neighborhood.
The Ideal Beach Clean Committee works to eliminate litter, overgrown grass, weeds, and other types of debris in the common areas of our neighborhood, along with distasteful signage that is placarded on poles throughout the neighborhood and other negative visuals. Along with eliminating the bad, the Clean Committee will bring in the good by initiating planting projects and grooming key common areas within our neighborhood.
Here is one of the ongoing media articles (Summer of 2012) circulated throughout Middletown and beyond supporting our Neighborhood Watch Program and celebrating our terrific coastal community…… The Ideal Beach Community Celebrates its Neighborhood Watch Program….. and Celebrates 40 Years of the National Neighborhood Watch- USAonWatch Program’
The 2011 Launch of the Community’s Neighborhood Watch Program
Our Community celebrated another significant milestone this summer as residents and Township officials joined together to unveil the first of several Neighborhood Watch signs that are part of our newly-launched Neighborhood Watch Program.
Initially funded by a state grant through the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP), the community’s Neighborhood Watch Program boasts some 20 plus residents who meet monthly to solve various concerns. The group has terrific support from the Township- from the Mayor’s office to various department officials, and has even teamed up with a detective who works closely with the group to answers questions and provide guidance as needed.
The recently installed Neighborhood Watch signs will include two different sizes when installation is complete. Larger signs will be prominently placed at the entrances into the neighborhood and smaller signs placed strategically throughout. The signs are an effective statement showing that residents are fully engaged in the welfare of our terrific bayside community and that we are committed to protecting what we love and value about living in our Ideal Beach Community.
If you would like to get involved or find out more about the program, contact Greta Siwiec, IBCA Watch Program Coordinator at 732-495-0711.