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)
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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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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

VANDALISM TO CAR

Received a call from one of our members this afternoon  who reported the following:

A car parked in the street on Mendooran Ct in Oxenford has been vandalised.  One of its tyres has been let down and a piece of food ( a sausage roll) has been inserted into its exhaust pipe.  Dogs at the property barked at around 3.30am so it is likely that it occurred around that time.

It might be a good idea to park cars in your garage or at least off-street  to avoid this happening to you.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

NEXT MEETING 12TH August 7pm


Everyone is welcome to join us  Tuesday 12th August at 7pm at the Oxenford Youth and Community Centre for our  quarterly get-together. The speaker is Mark Proctor - who is a Detective Sr Sgt at Coomera CIB - he will talk abour drugs, how they're made and drug labs.  Mark gave a similar talk back in 2007 to our group and it was so fascinating and informative that  community members still talk about it to this day. 

Our meetings are a great way to  to gather information not only on  what is going on crime-wise in our area - but also to catch up on Divisional issues (our Cr William Owen Jones always attends and speaks) and - Parliament sittings permitting - you also get to meet and chat with our State Member for Albert Mark Boothman MP.

Every get-together is followed by  a social hour where we enjoy free nibbles and teas and coffees.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL SHELLEY


Oxenford resident Michael Shelley has just won a Gold medal for Australia in the Commonwealth Games Marathon, with a time of 2:11:15, which is a personal best time for him.  You'd probably recognise him, he runs laps of the suburb most days.

Congratulations Michael, from your neighbours!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Motor Vehicle Impoundment

Got to far lose your car bannerThe Queensland Government has introduced new laws to put the brakes on hooning and other reckless driving offences. The new laws are designed to improve road safety, deter repeat offenders, and stop offenders by taking their cars away.

Law abiding motorists will not be affected by the new laws but those who go too far and repeatedly break road safety laws are at risk of losing their vehicles.

In April 2013, the Queensland Government approved amendments to the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, regarding motor vehicle impoundment with the aim of improving road safety.

The amended legislation commenced on 1 November 2013.

Law abiding motorists will not be affected by the new laws but those who go too far and repeatedly break road safety laws are at risk of losing their vehicles.

The new laws extend the existing two categories of vehicle related offences along with broadening the current impoundment and forfeiture provisions.


To read the full fact sheet click HERE 

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