POLICE are giving residents in Hebburn and Jarrow signs of good news.
New electronic signs will be used to give people information relating to the area – include crime statistics and details of police and home safety checks by the fire service.
They can also be used to promote community meetings.
The two signs will be placed in public areas, such as local shops or community centres.
It’s hoped the signs will boost residents’ confidence in police and their partner agencies and make them feel safe in their neighbourhoods.
The signs have been paid for by funding from the Jarrow and Hebburn Safer Neighbourhood Team made up of Northum bria Police, South Tyneside Council and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.
Insp Ian King, said: “We want residents to feel safe and secure in their neighbourhoods. These signs are another way of getting positive messages out to the public so they feel just that.
“These won’t replace any face-to-face contact with people and we will continue to give out advice and good news at community meetings and when out and about on patrol.
“We hope the signs are well received by residents and provide a good source of information to them.”
Coun Tracey Dixon, South Tyneside council’s lead member for area management and community safety, said: “The signs are an effective way for people to find out what the council and its partners are doing to reduce crime and disorder, get useful contact numbers for officers and services as well as advice and information on how to keep themselves and their property safe.”
Fire Authority member, Coun Joanne Bell, said: “This fantastic facility will enable us to promote vital community safety messages and keep our residents up to date.”