NEIGHBOURHOOD ALERTS AND COMMUNITY NEWS, SENT TO YOUR CELLPHONE
We recently invited Michael Murray, Founder of the Block Talk App, to introduce this service to Beddington residents. If this sounds familiar, it is because we recently let you know about a similar service: Click here for more details on the Facebook App called Building Safer Communities Block Watch
Both provide neighbourhood-specific content directly to your cellphone, You may join either or both Beddington Heights groups.
Below is further information on the Block Talk App:
Block Talk sends out real-time neighbourhood watch alerts (urgent situations, non-urgent crime, missing children.) The app will improve the reporting and timely awareness of activities in the community. As more residents participate, the overall utility of the app is enhanced for all. BHCA’s social media posts will also be found on the Block Talk app, so it is a great way to stay current on community news. Block Talk is a Calgary Company, and being used extensively in other communities throughout the city.
You can download the app by searching for “Block Talk” in the App Store or Google Play Store. CLICK HERE FOR THE BLOCK TALK WEBSITE.
Follow communities you want to follow, read the feeds and comment on the posts to add to the information. Set up notifications to only be alerted on specific reports for the communities you want to follow. Review the map to see exactly where things are happening. It’s a great way to be kept in the loop on what is going on in the communities you and your family are part of (house, work, school, etc.)
Here’s your chance to be ‘neighbourly’ and improve safety and communication in the communities that matter to you. Come across an urgent safety situation or see something peculiar and out of place? Notify local policy by calling 9-1-1 but then post to let your neighbours know, so that we can all be aware of our surroundings and no one is harmed, or no further damage is done. Also, post reports and engage yourself on the other 5 categories – you control the message, improve the experience in your community!
- Urgent Safety Alert
- Non-Urgent Criminal Activity
- Block Board
- Community Association
- Lost Pets
- Lost Persons