The Mizen Community Safety Project is a Mizen Initiative that will incorporate all interested voluntary groups in the Mizen Peninsula. All elements of the community will work together to make the Mizen Peninsula a better and safer place for young and old.
Twenty six percent of the population on the Mizen Peninsula are over the age of 65 and this is one of the highest concentrations in Ireland. The aim of this project is to educate the population and make the community a safe place for all residents.
In the New Year a limited number of tablets/PC’s will be made available for Skype and Facetime which will allow people to contact family abroad.
Farm safety is a very important part of this project. In the New Year the project will roll out a farm safety initiative in the local national schools. This will involve the distribution of child friendly farm safety books.
Crime awareness and education are pivotal to the project. The project will include the distribution of community advice booklets on home safety and a safety audit checklist. Nominated neighbour cards will provide advice on how to deal with bogus callers visiting your home. A limited number of door chains and application forms for smoke alarms will also be available.
In the New Year, a community based property marking scheme will be introduced by the committee. The purpose of this will be to educate the public on the importance of security marking their property and maintaining a record of same. This information is invaluable in the event of a theft and or an insurance claim.
The Mizen Community Safety Project is currently fundraising - your support would be much appreciated by buying a line or two for €2 per line. There is a 1st prize of €500, 2nd prize of €300 and €200 of vouchers for 3rd, plus other hampers and vouchers. The draw will take place on 27th December 2015 at 8.30pm in the Bunratty Inn. Cards are available locally - local shops and businesses, Ballydehob Post Office, Schull Credit Union and Goleen Post Office.
If you have any queries in relation to the project or would like to get involved please contact Tommy Jermyn 086-272-5506 (Goleen), Nellie Cotter 086-408-7097 (Schull) or Janet Robertson 087-769-2947 (Ballydehob)