August has been a busy month for Neighbourhood Watch with volunteers heading out to Bunnings for an Information Morning and BBQ. It was a fun morning for the group and Pam Toole’s fruit slice proved to be quite popular with the crowd.
“A public thank you is extended to Allan and Pam Toole, Stephen and Marj Cosgrove, Bruce Adams, Anita Morrison, Dorothea Croker and Maria Peterson for their time, efforts and donations. A thankyou also to Bunnings in Forbes for the use of their equipment.” The last Neighbourhood Watch meeting saw the welcoming of two new members, Stephen and Marj Cosgrove who were both welcomed by the group.
Forbes Neighbourhood Watch is a non-profit scheme that relies entirely on volunteers working together. Their aim is to minimise preventable crime, improve security and report criminal activities. The Forbes Branch continues to grow with more volunteers responding to the call for Area and Street Co-ordinators and more sponsors offering assistance. Individuals and groups that volunteer can attend meetings for feedback and updates and may be able to answer questions regarding any problems in the neighbourhood.
The more areas that are covered, the less each volunteer has to do! Even if you only want to look after a single street, that still makes a difference to the community. Forbes Neighbourhood Watch always welcome ideas and suggestions from the general public as to how the two entities can work together to help make the community a safer one. There are no joining fees attached to being a member either.
Do you have an idea or issue to put forward? If yes then you are invited to get involved in their next monthly meeting which will be held on Friday 7 September from 7:30pm at Forbes Memorial Services Club. A Neighbourhood Watch Information and Display Tent will be on offer at the Forbes Show from 11-12 September.