Neighbourhood Watch seeks help

NEW Rifle Range Road Neighbourhood Watch chairman and area co-ordinator Yvonne Nipperess is anxious to hear from members of the public willing to help swell the attendance at committee meetings and to help with the distribution of newsletters.

Mrs Nipperess is supported by deputy co-ordinator/treasurer Jackie Hyam, secretary Gwen Pengelly, publicity officer Julia Lawrence and auditor Joyce Irvine.

Mrs Nipperess believes the Neighbourhood Watch program is essential to the safety of local residents and can help to discourage residential crime.

“However, we cannot be as effective as we would like to be unless we have more members,”she said.

“Attendance at a Neighbourhood Watch meeting can be a simple education tool that deals with ways to prevent and report crime to the authorities without being physically involved in the criminal detection itself.”

Mrs Nipperess paid tribute to past-chairman Reg Leis and his wife Jeanette who retired for their long-time support of the group.

Contact 5482 2259 or 5482 2984 for details of the next meeting date or if you offer help.

Gympie Times


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