July 21, 2014

Anthem Properties and Surrey Crime Prevention Society Working together to enhance community safety in Newton

Anthem Properties is a committed partner to the enhancement of community safety in the City of Surrey and has partnered with Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS) to support their Community Safety Program in Newton.


“As business owners in the Newton community and greater Surrey area, we are committed to supporting the Surrey Crime Prevention Society, an organization that consistently delivers community programs that make a difference in enhancing crime prevention and public safety” said Alexa Ulinder Baughen, Vice President of Investments and Communications with Anthem Properties. “The SCPS facilitate meaningful partnerships that align the goals of community partners at a grass roots level providing programs with powerful local impact”.


“Anthem Properties has supported the important work performed by Surrey Crime Preventions Society for several years and we are grateful to our community partner and their on-going commitment to our Community Safety Tour Program.  With the generous support from Anthem Properties, additional shifts were introduced within the Newton area”, said Karen Reid Sidhu, Executive Director with Surrey Crime Prevention Society.  “We currently run our program Thursday, Friday and Saturdays and with this additional funding, we have now expanded our tours to include Sundays.  50 volunteers support this program and they are trained to observe and report on any suspicious activity in and around the Newton area”. In 2013, SCPS volunteers reported 61 incidents to the RCMP and performed 1,770 vehicle safety audits on vehicles”.


About Anthem Properties:

Anthem Properties is a 175-person real estate investment, development and management company operating in Western Canada, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C. The Anthem portfolio is currently comprised of over 3.5 million square feet of commercial space, 40 acres of urban and suburban land held for future development, and approximately 3,500 residential condominium units either in the design development stage or under construction. Creating Real Estate That Works for over twenty years, we build great space that is architecturally appropriate for, and satisfies the needs of, our homeowners, tenants and neighbours. We live our core values which are based on creativity, passion and direct communication.


About Surrey Crime Prevention Society:

Surrey Crime Prevention supports the community with a wide range of safety programs. We work closely with our community partners including the City of Surrey, RCMP, Surrey Parks and Recreation, Surrey Public Library and many more by aligning our goals and objectives to support the enhancement of our city. Surrey Crime Prevention has aligned the direction of our programs with the City of Surrey Crime Reduction Strategy (PDF).