Monday, September 15, 2014

Thefts From Work Trucks


During the last month there have been a number of tradie's work trucks broken into with electrical tools stolen across the area.  Generally, the tools have been stolen after breaking the tool box locks & forcing the lid open.

Tradies, whenever possible, keep a record of the serial number of your tools and clearly mark them with engraving or some similar marking.  Whenever possible park vehicles close to the house or in a secured yard.  Most of the thefts have occurred where a vehicle has been left overnight on the roadside or the front yard.

If someone tries to sell you cheap tools, beware they may be stolen.  If you can get some details of the person and car registration if possible & call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Senior Sergeant Andrew Lake
Operational Improvement.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FREE FORUM

Fraudsters and Scammers know all kinds of tricks to get their hands on your money.
Identity theft, romance fraud, on-line shoppers targeted, email and letter scams, company scams such as Telstra and Microsoft, the list goes on and on with Cybercrime alone currently estimated at costing the global community $400 billion annually. 

The victims of fraud can sustain significant financial and psychological harm as a result of being defrauded.  This can be devastating for business and individuals therefore, society as a whole suffers greatly.  Some victims are often embarrassed and they do not report fraud as they think that police or their friends and family will think less of them.

With this in mind the Gold Coast District NHW Committee is running a Forum later this month to address this issue.

Our guest speakers include, Acting Superintendent Des Lacy, Dr Terry Goldsworthy, Criminologist from Bond University and the Queensland Police Service, Fraud and Cyber Crime Unit.  

This free forum will provide vital information on the latest fraud and scam crimes and why the community continues to be caught up in this type of crime.

REMEMBER ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM, so please share this information with your NHW residents, local community, friends and families and join us on:

DATE: Tuesday 30th September 2014.
TIME: 6pm until 8pm (Registration and light refreshments from 5.30pm – 6pm, forum commences at 6pm).
VENUE: Robina Community Centre (Library Building), 196 Robina Town Centre Drive.
RSVP: 0412 707 186



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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Who's chatting to your kids?



The internet has brought the world to our children’s fingertips, providing access to vast resources of information and the opportunity to communicate with people from around the world.

QueenslandPolice warn that smart devices and social media have become part of our children’s lives and they have strongly influenced how our children create, share and exchange information with others.

Unfortunately these same devices and applications have been embraced by sex offenders, who have proven to be exceptionally skilled at using them to gain access to children.
As parents and caregivers it is imperative to  have basic understanding of these technologies to enable you to guide, assist and supervise your children.

Children might not safeguard their personal details on the internet like they would in the real world. Therefore it is just as important to educate our children about ‘chatting’ to people online as it is meeting new people in the real world.

Ensure your child:
Chooses a non-identifiable, non-gender specific  username
Never gives out any personal information
Never accepts a friend request or file from a person they don’t know
Does not share passwords

Ultimately, you need to ensure your children have in place the most restrictive privacy  settings to reduce the risk of being approached online by a sex offender.

Please read the PDFbrochure at http://goo.gl/FtdXgQ for many more tips and information on how to keep your children safe online.


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FREE FIRST AID COURSE

FREE - Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch will sponsor four residents to attend a 'Provide First Aid – HLTAID003’ course with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

This is a 1- day face-to-face course and requires just some pre-course study (either online or by workbook). The course will take place at Volunteer Marine Rescue’s base in Southport at a date in November 2014 to be advised closer to the time – by the QAS.

To be considered to attend this free First Aid course you must :

· Email oxenfordnhw@email.com to request an application form
· Be aged 18 or over – ID’s will be checked
· Be an Oxenford resident and live within the boundary of Oxenford NHW as per the map you will find at the bottom (footer) of our website
· Be able to attend this one-day course in Southport in November 2014 (exact dates yet to be released by QAS)


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2014 REMAINING DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch next meets on Tues 12th November 7pm at the Oxenford and Coomera Community Centre on Tamborine / Oxenford Road. Cr William Owen Jones attends every meeting as does Mark Boothman MP State Member for Albert  to bring us up to date with   community and regional news and happenings. 

Every meeting also has an interesting speaker and is followed by a social hour during which free refreshments are served and neighbours, committee members, police liaison officer and council and state representatives  can all meet and mingle. 

 
On Tuesday 9th December at 7pm we’ll have our Community Christmas Party at the Oxenford and Coomera Youth and Community Centre – everyone is welcome to attend – please bring your own drinks and a plate of something sweet or savoury to share.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FREE FIRST AID COURSES X 4




Neighbourhood Watch groups aim to improve the quality of life within a neighbourhood by minimising preventable crime, improving personal and home safety and promoting closer community ties.

With this in mind, Oxenford Neighbourhood Watch will sponsor four residents to attend a ' Provide First Aid – HLTAID003’ course with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

This is a 1- day face-to-face course and requires just some pre-course study (either online or by workbook). The course will take place at Volunteer Marine Rescue’s base in Southport at a date in November 2014 to be advised – closer to the time – by the QAS.

 To be considered to attend this fully paid First Aid course you must :
·         Email oxenfordnhw@email.com to request an application form
·         Be aged 18 or over – ID’s will be checked
·         Be an Oxenford resident and live within the boundary of Oxenford NHW as per the map you will find at the bottom of our website
·         Be able to attend this one-day course in Southport in November 2014 (exact dates yet to be released by QAS)
· 
The benefits of this to our community are:
  • More  Oxenford residents become qualified First Aiders – to everyone’s benefit in the community
  • A number of Oxenford residents improve their  chances of getting a job if a job seeker
A number of Oxenford residents can become his/her workplace's 1st aider


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Saturday, August 9, 2014

SPEAKER : Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Proctor

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Proctor, the Officer in Charge of the Coomera CIB will be at our next meeting to provide his interesting talk on drug labs, the chemicals used, and how to identify a possible lab.  He will also be available to talk on other local matters affecting our community.

Everyone is welcome to attend - no need to RSVP just come along on Tues 12 August at 7pm at the Oxenford Youth and Community Centre (on Oxenford Mt Tamborine Rd - across the road from the new GP Superclinic)

Mark Boothman MP, State Member for Albert attends our meetings too (Parliament sittings permitting) as does Cr William Owen Jones (Div 2). Both  representatives give a talk and update us all on local happenings - they also always stay behind to talk with residents about local issues so this is a great chance for you to meet with your local reps and chat about the neighbourhood and any issues you may have that they can help with.

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