This local initiative is operating in the Roundwood & Moneystown area since 2015. It was set up to help safeguard both the people and the property of the Roundwood Community. This is referred to as the Roundwood Text Alert system. It is an updated form of the Community Alert system, using mobile phones to communicate the alerts. The Roundwood Text Alert Group is affiliated to the Roundwood Community Council, which is facilitates the administration of the service.
This is a way in which the Gardaí can quickly inform the community of suspicious activity, burglaries, thefts of machinery, farm animals, along with general warning and safety alerts. Any text alerts that you receive will issue directly from An Garda Siochána. You can also inform the local Gardaí of any person, vehicle or suspicious activity that you happen to see. Then the Gardai will evaluate that information. They will use their database of vehicle information combined with their knowledge of what may be happening in the community in that evaluation. No matter how trivial your information may seem, it adds to an overall picture and may help to prevent a theft or burglary to you or to one of your neighbours. Quite often the gut feeling that you have that something is not right, is correct and may help to lead to a reduction of crime in our area. The Gardaí are dedicated to this service, so never feel that that you are wasting Garda time with information that you are unsure of, let them make the decisions. Text alerts will only issue from them when information is verified.
To subscribe to this Text Alert Service, an annual contribution of €10.00 is necessary to pay for the alerts that you will receive. Forms are available in Roundwood Parish Hall or can be downloaded here http://www.roundwood.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/TA-Sign-Up-Form.pdf . Your completed and signed form along with €10 subscription should be placed in an envelope marked Roundwood & District Text Alert and placed in the Roundwood Lotto Box above the ATM machine in Centra, Main Street, Roundwood. To comply with data protection a completed form must be received by the group. ONLY your phone number will be supplied to the third party provider (i.e. the phone service that sends the messages). Your personal information will not be shared with the Gardaí or any other source. The benefit of using a telecom third party provider means that messages to the subscribed community arrive instantly to everyone.
If you require any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Roundwood Community Text Alert Group