A MOTHER of two has taken over a key community role as chair of Saddleworth Home Watch.

And Carole Knowles from Grasscroft issued a rallying call to locals saying her intention is to recruit new members.

The freelance bookkeeper has been a regular attendee at home watch meetings for several years.

She took over as chair from Paul Attwell at the beginning of last month and said: “I am hoping that the home watch will help promote personal responsibility for community safety by encouraging members to improve home and personal security.

“I will encourage members to share crime information and keep an eye on each others homes and possessions, particularly giving special consideration to vulnerable neighbours.

“And, by working together with a group of people living in the same area, this will hopefully make their neighborhood safer, reduce crime and improve quality of life.”

She added: “I am working on a schedule meetings for this year. I’ll be communicating with Saddleworth Police regarding their availability.”

Carole is asking all Homewatch members to reply to her at: (saddleworth.homewatch@gmail.com).