New equipment for Women’s Aid office

3 April, 2014

Pictured (l-r) are Sergeant Colin Crymble, Neighbourhood Policing Team, Ase McWilliams, Women's Aid, Debbie Taylor, PCSP and Constable Hugh O'Neill, Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Glengormley Neighbourhood Policing Team, in partnership with Newtownabbey Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), recently purchased a projector and screen for the local Women’s Aid office in Glengormley.
The equipment will be used by Women’s Aid to promote personal safety initiatives within their group. It will also be used by local PSNI officers when delivering crime prevention advice to representatives of Women’s Aid and those who use their services.
The projector and screen were presented to Ase McWilliams, Women’s Aid Floating Support Worker for the Newtownabbey area, by Sergeant Colin Crymble and Constable Hugh O’Neill from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, and Debbie Taylor of the PCSP.
Speaking at the handover of the equipment, Sergeant Crymble explained: “We are constantly thinking of ways to engage with members of the local community so that they have a voice in relation to policing issues and we can find out how we can help and support them with issues they are facing.
“The aim of this initiative, which has been funded by Policing with the Community, is to help us increase our engagement with people in the local Glengormley area.”
Ase McWilliams commented: “We are delighted with the new equipment and it is a very welcome addition to our new office. The equipment will be used to facilitate programmes or group work for women accessing the services and it will also be used to raise awareness of Women’s Aid services and the impact of domestic violence to partner agencies. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to both Glengormley Neighbourhood Police and the PCSP.”