Thank you to everyone so far who has attended the Warner Neighbourhood Watch community meetings. We’ve started to build some great momentum, including the establishment of this blog. Ours is the first Neighbourhood Watch Group to encompass an entire suburb!
Special thanks to the Pine Rivers Crime Prevention Unit at the Queensland Police Service for their support and to Seath Holswich for leading this initiative.
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Signs – Thanks to the Moreton Bay Regional Council, 20 signs have been installed at entrance roads to our suburbs stating “You are now entering a Neighbourhood Watch area”. We’ll snap some photos and post them here. Challenge your family to see if you can locate all 20 of them.
Letterbox drop – We are preparing a printed newsletter to be dropped into as many Warner households as possible. It’s important that we also connect with residents who don’t use social media. We’ll reach out soon and let you know where we need help with deliveries. It’s a great time of year for a walk!
Facebook Group – After careful consideration, we’ve decided to not to establish a separate Facebook group for Warner Neighbourhood Watch. The area is already well served by several groups with thousands of members, so there’s little point in building up a new group from scratch. We will make every effort to post official Neighbourhood Watch news into the existing Facebook groups, including links to new articles on this blog. The three most common Facebook groups are:
Warner Lakes Community Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/689900331129188/
Warner Lakes and Surrounds Neighbourhood Watch – https://www.facebook.com/groups/warnerlakesneighbourhoodwatch/
Four Five Hundred Community Watch – https://www.facebook.com/groups/548622395212599/
Note: These Facebook Groups are not officially run by Neighbourhood Watch Queensland, but are administered by well-meaning, hard working volunteers in our community.
Police patrols – Residents raised concerns at the last community meeting about the lack of visibility of Police in the area. This was fed back to QPS who reassure us that patrols of Warner have been increased, including unmarked patrols and patrols in the small hours of the morning when residents are asleep. Police have also distributed “Lock it or lose it” flyers in some areas.
Meeting notes – If you can’t attend a Warner Neighbourhood Watch community meeting, we’ll be posting updates to this blog after each one. Another great reason to subscribe with your email address!
Sunday 8 October, 3pm, Sarbi Park – Next community meeting, all welcome. Sarbi Park has seats under the shade and you can keep an eye on the kids on the playground at the same time.
Sunday 15 October, 10-12pm, Warner Marketplace (To be confirmed) – Fitting of vehicle license plate one way screws, free of charge.
Whew! That was a big first update! Please help spread the word that this blog exists at https://warner.nhwq.org
-Sonia, on behalf of the Warner Neighbourhood Watch Committee