Friday, May 4, 2018

Next Get-together of Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch 8th May 7pm


Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch’s  next  get-together  takes place on May 8th at  7pm at the Oxenford & Coomera Youth & Community Centre. Following this meeting, our remaining dates for 2018 are : August 14th (our AGM), Nov 20th  and  Tues Dec 11th it is our Christmas Party. 

Meeting times are always 7pm and the venue is always the Youth Centre. You are very welcome to attend - there is no need to RSVP  – just turn up. 





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Friday, April 27, 2018

SUBWAY OXENFORD AND PACIFIC PINES


We love our sponsors Subway at Pacific Pines and Oxenford. Please support their special deal - two Subway Footlong Subs for $16 after 5pm!

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

FAREWELL MARIE-THERES

L to R: Marie-Theres, Dominique and Ursula
Sadly on 24th April - in the early hours of the morning - our dear friend and committee member Marie-Theres  passed away.

We are very thankful for Marie-Theres’s friendship and for her contribution
to our Watch.


Marie-Theres’s role on the committee was to manage the newsletter advertisers and the renewal of their ads. 

We shall keep her in our best memories which involve laughter, our kitchen table meetings and chilled white wine.

A donation to the Cancer Council has been made in Marie-Theres’s name.

Ave atque vale Marie-Theres.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

CAR THEFTS IN QUEENSLAND


Motor vehicle theft has decreased by 2 per cent in Australia in the 12 months to September 2017, largely driven by a 7 per cent fall in short term heavy/other vehicle theft. The nation’s total theft is down 10 per cent compared to five years ago.

The https://carsafe.com.au/ website is an initiative of Australian governments and the insurance industry. Its mission is to deliver a culture of continuous and sustainable vehicle theft reduction in Australia by advancing reform and cooperation between industry, government and community stakeholders.

At this website you can search for a locality (Oxenford for example) and you can view a local motor vehicle theft profile.

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

OXENFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING DATES 2018



Remaining meeting dates for 2018:

May 8th, Aug14th, Nov 13th and our Xmas party in 2018 will be on Tue  11th December. We always start at 7pm and the venue is – as always - the Oxenford & Coomera Youth and Community Centre.

Everyone welcome - no need to RSVP - just come along and get to meet your neighbours and become informed. 


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Sunday, April 15, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS OXENFORD LOCAL MICHAEL SHELLEY

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Pic courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Many congratulations to our local resident Michael Shelley for winning Gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games marathon today!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

OXENFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH DRUGS AND DRIVING


There are many campaigns and articles regarding drinking and driving –  but  driving while under the influence of drugs is – of course  - dangerous because it  affects your driving ability too —increasing your risk of having a crash.
 Therefore, just like random breath tests for alcohol, you can be pulled over by Queensland police officers for a random roadside saliva test to detect any presence of relevant drugs. The tests can be carried out at random breath testing sites and at targeted drug test sites. You can also be pulled over and tested by a police officer if they suspect that you are driving under the influence of drugs.
Drugs can affect your driving by causing:
  • ·         reduced ability to judge distance and speed
  • ·         distorted perception of time, place and space
  • ·         reduced coordination and concentration
  • ·         hyperactivity
  • ·         aggressiveness
  • ·         paranoia
  • ·         hallucinations
  • ·         blurred vision
  • ·         convulsions
  • ·         dizziness and fainting
  • ·         fatigue
  • ·         memory loss
  • ·         nausea
  • ·         tremors
  • ·         unpredictable moods/behaviours
  • ·         unconsciousness
  • ·         muscle weakness.

Relevant drugs that are tested
As stated above, Queensland police officers can ask you to provide a saliva sample at a roadside drug test to detect the presence of the following substances, known as relevant drugs:
  • ·         Methylamphetamine—also known as speed and ice
  • ·         MDMA—the active ingredient in ecstasy
  • ·         THC—the active ingredient in cannabis


There will be zero tolerance. Any trace of the nominated drugs in your system and you can be penalised. A first offence carries a penalty of up to $1 706 and you could be disqualified from driving for up to 3 months. Any subsequent offences can carry higher penalties and driver licence suspensions prior to appearances in court.
 For confidential help and/or information contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service on (07) 3837 5989 (all hours) or 1800177 833 (toll free).


Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch’s  next  get-together  takes place on May 8th at  7pm at the Oxenford & Coomera Youth & Community Centre. Following this meeting, our remaining dates for 2018 are : August 14th (our AGM), Nov 20th  and  Tues Dec 11th it is our Christmas Party. Meeting times are always 7pm and the venue is always the Youth Centre. You are very welcome to attend - there is no need to RSVP  – just turn up. 


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