Neighbours asked to keep an eye out over summer
Media Release – 7 January
Neighbours asked to keep an eye out
Over the summer months people
remaining in the Residential Red Zone are asked to keep an
eye out for each other and neighbouring vacant
Brenden Winder, CERA Residential Red Zone
Security Manager, urged residents that if they see anything
of concern to call 111 immediately.
are not sure who to call if they are concerned about
activity in the Residential Red Zone and valuable time can
be lost”, said Mr Winder. “We want to remind people,
that even though CERA now owns many properties in the area,
it is important that they call 111 straight away if they see
anything that doesn’t look right.
Emergency services are
best placed to respond quickly,” he said.
closely with the Fire Service and Police around safety and
security of properties in the residential red zone, but we
are assisted by people alerting us early to potential
hazards or suspicious activity in the area,” said Mr
Any non-urgent concerns can be directed to the
CERA helpline on 0800 RING CERA (0800 7464
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