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SOUTH MITCHELL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH GROUP

Assisting the communities of Beveridge, Mandalay, Wallan, Hidden Valley, Kilmore, Broadford, Clonbinane, Wandong, Heath-cote Junction, Upper Plenty to improve community safety and quality of life by proactively minimising preventable crime  

MEETINGS:

MONTHLY at 7PM  usually on last Thursday of each month

Meeting dates and the venues change to allow meetings to be held throughout the Shire to bring the meetings to local communities.

The meeting dates, times, and venues are always shown on our Facebook page so everybody who has LIKED and FOLLOWED the page will automatically receive the details.

All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

COMMITTEE: 

PRESIDENT                                      David Moran
VICE PRESIDENT                             Alan Knight
SECRETARY                                     Peter Gannon
TREASURER                                     Sue Marstaeller

GENERAL COMMITTEE:

 

PROMOTIONS & EVENTS MGRS   Geoff Gallasch, David Moran

MEMBERSHIP MANAGERS             Elouise Watson & Sue Marstaeller

POLICE LIAISON                              Peter Gannon

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER              Peter Gannon

PROPERTY & UNIFORMS MGR      Alan Knight

GRANTS & SPONSORSHIP MGRS Louise Brookes & Sue Marstaeller

PRINT MEDIA MANAGER                Peter Gannon

SUB GROUPS LIAISON MGR          Gail Gannon       

Our volunteer group includes all of the Central and Southern wards of the Mitchell LGA and we serve the communities of Beveridge [the sector covered by Mitchell], Wallan, Wallara Waters, Hidden Valley, Bylands, Kilmore, Willowmavin, Broadford, Clonbinane, Wandong, Heathcote Junction, Upper Plenty, and all towns in between.

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

We are looking for community minded volunteers to join us and represent their community. There are various levels of membership ranging from Committee persons down to simply volunteering to help out at one of our forums or events.

INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE?

Simply leave your name, contact details, and a brief message on our email southmitchellnhw@gmail.com and one of our members will get straight back to see how we can help and answer any questions, or telephone 0437 312085 to talk directly to a member. There is no obligation and it is 100% confidential

Look us up on facebook [ www.facebook.com/South-Mitchell-Shire-Neighbourhood-Watch-Group-1027222534041787/ ] or search SOUTH MITCHELL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH and click on ”LIKE” and “FOLLOW” at top of the page. That way you are notified of all new posts immediately they come to hand. Also as a Facebook member you can stay in touch with all the latest news, make posts yourself and comment on other posts. The page is fully interactive.

Neighbourhood Watch is a community based crime prevention program aimed at reducing the incidence of preventable crime and creating safer communities. As a member you will work with fellow members and police to promote crime prevention activities relating to home, personal and community safety and assist local police to encourage reporting of suspicious behaviour.

We hold information sessions, forums, Safe-PL8 security number plate screw exchange days, personal items I.D. engraving days, participate at local Shows and community days in the various communities so please keep an eye out for them.

Neighbourhood Watch really is a proactive, fun, and simply way to give back to your community. GET INVOLVED!

SEPTEMBER 2017


  

What a terrific response to our AGM and general meeting Thursday evening 24th. August.

So many new faces. So many new local people from all over South Mitchell joining us.

A special thanks to the new members who are interested enough in their community to join us, to the Wallan Police Acting Senior Sergeant Karen Arthurson and her partner Ben Cornish who went out of their way to be a big part of the night, to Cr. Rob Eldridge for running the AGM so ably, and to everyone else in our group. A lot of new initiatives to assist the local community were discussed and will be rolled out over coming months. There is always room for more community minded volunteers so get in touch at southmitchellnhw@gmail.com and help make a difference in your own community.

The new Executive Committee is:-

PRESIDENT: David Moran VICE PRESIDENT: Alan Knight

SECRETARY: Peter Gannon TREASURER: Sue Marstaeller

LOCK IT OR LOSE IT!

New and scary offences that are emerging include carjacking while driving [on the highway, at a set of lights, etc.] impersonation of police getting you to pull over, extreme road rage, and while you have just “nicked in” to pay for the petrol and left your keys in your car. Get in to the habit - EVERYTIME you get in to or out of your car LOCK IT. Lock yourself in. Remove anything of value.

 

Shepparton First Constable Sarah Trewin puts a warning notice on an UNLOCKED car.