Neighbourhood concerns will be a topic of discussion as Brock Watch organizers meet with the RCMP early next week.
Elly Grabner said the meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, is a precursor to further community meetings she hopes to have with police this fall.
“I want to talk about some of the things community members are seeing,” Grabner said Thursday.
Her group, Brock Watch, started neighbourhood patrols in Brocklehurst this week. Participants meet at a designated location — schools, the recreation centre — and walk. If they see a problem, it’s recorded.
The turnouts have been small so far, but Grabner is happy if even a couple of people take part.
“It’s a work in progress. I’m trying to find the right times and days,” she said. “I want to leave it open. I think the last thing you want to do is have something that’s super predictable.”
The patrols follow no set route or timeframe, said Grabner. If one lasts five minutes, that’s fine.
“Even five minutes is beneficial,” she said.
The next patrol is scheduled for Monday. Anyone who wants to take part is asked to meet at Parkcrest elementary at 7 p.m. Grabner said people can sign up via the Brock Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page.
The group has amassed 400 members since it started two weeks ago. It began after several residents went online with stories about a stranger knocking on doors and asking for money in Brocklehurst.