Tuesday, 24th April 2018
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Last year, the committee of Portlaw Community Alert Group produced an information card listing contact numbers for emergency services in the area, including a mobile number for our local Gardaí.

In recent times due to changes in the Garda structures of the area, there is a possibility that the mobile contact number may occasionally not be answered.

At a recent Community Alert Committee meeting, these concerns were brought to the attention of senior Gardaí who were in attendance. It was agreed that the best option now is to call Tramore Garda Station at 051 391620 or 051 381333 as Tramore Garda Station is manned 24 hours. People can of course still call 999 or 112 also. The Gardaí in Tramore will then be able to contact whoever is on duty in this area and advise them accordingly.

The committee would like to thank Gardaí for their ongoing support and commitment to our village.

The committee are currently working on the introduction of a text alert system which we expect to be launched in the near future. Also, the Smoke Detector Scheme for vulnerable households is still in operation and very soon we will be in a position to secure grants for the purchase and installation of monitored personal alarms (Seniors Alert Scheme). For additional information on any of the above, please contact Declan Clune (085 8570506), Liam Walsh or any committee member.

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