Saturday, May 19, 2012

CROOKED TREE VILLAGE COMMUNITY AWARENESS MEETING



Dear Concerned Villager of Crooked Tree Village:

Our beautiful village was always known for its tranquillity, peaceful, and easy going people. It was a place where families felt safe, and our loved one abroad looked forward to visit. No doubt the recent events of crime in our beloved village have left all of us alarmed about our safety and the possibility of being the target of criminals.

With this in mind, a group of concerned villagers met and have developed a plan of action. It is our hope that we can all work together and take action as an active community to send a strong message to criminals that we will fight back. We will not allow our village nor our villagers to be easy targets. Together with the Area representative Hon. Castro and the Government of Belize, we can restore the peace to our village.

The safety action committee met with villagers and we would like to inform you of the
following steps we would like to implement:

1. Neighborhood Watch: Look out for each other and report any suspicious behavior in
our neighborhood.

2. Immediate installation of Policemen: Hon. Castro promised two policemen will be
assigned to our village as soon residence is identified. One works day shift and the other
night shift.

3. Commitment to build a police station: this will be approved at the next reading of the
national budget.

4. Life Alert: Install a red bulb outdoors to be turned on in case of medical or criminal
emergency. As long as someone sees your red bulb on, they will come over to check if
everything is alright.

5. Cameras: These will be installed in key areas to monitor activity.

6. Flea Market: this will be held once a month. Anyone can come bring any thing they
have to sell except food. It will be from 6am-4pm at the Cricket field. ONLY SECURITY
COMMITTEE WILL SELL FOOD. Look out for flyers announcing the first Flea Market soon.

7. Security Booth: Every night from 8pm to 5am traffic will be monitored by two special
constables. Any suspicious behaviour will be reported to police. In case of emergency
this will also allow us to lock down the main exit with a chain across the road by the first
bridge.

8. Install special constables: We have permission to train up to 10 special constables. We
will send out flyers inviting men without criminal records to apply for this training. It will
be free.

We need your help! We have done the figures, and we will need the support of the churches, the businesses, the village council, the water board and each household to pay the security men that will be at the security booth. We are asking for a small commitment of $1.00 per week or $4.00 per month from each household, and $5.00 per week or $20.00 per month from each business. We will also request a contribution from the management of the water truck, the gas truck, the soft drink truck, and the chicken truck.

Please print, sign and return the form below to any member of the committee. They can also answer your questions.

Respectfully

Salome T. Tillett

(Members: Steve Perriott, Dean Tillett, Darrel Tillett, Rudy Crawford, George Guest, James Dawson, Dale Jex, Jerry Jex, Tess Dawson, Allen Tillett, PC Donald Gillett, Jr.)


Crooked Tree is my village! I want to help! I will support!

I/We (name)..................................................................................... hereby
make a commitment to help to improve the security of Crooked Tree Village.

I/We are willing to support by making a monthly payment of a minimum of

$.......................... You can send someone to collect from me/us every month.

Print Name of Church/business/family: ..............................................

Sign Name:..................................................

Date: ..........................................................

Thank You

1 comment:

Belize Walkabout said...

Very good. It's better to proactive than reactive.