Welcome to Tullah

Neighbourhood Watch Tasmania is very excited to welcome the Tullah Progress Association as our newest Neighbourhood Watch in the state. This is truly a cause to celebrate as it is not only a meaningful partnership with a like minded association, but it gets NHW back on the west coast after a long absence. There will be more information about Tullah in future Bulletins, but for now, welcome to the Neighbourhood Watch family!

Clarence City recognises NHW Coordinators

We were very proud to hear how two of our Coordinators were recognised by the City of Clarence in their 2023 Citizenship Awards.

Stephen Bourke, our Coordinator for Howrah Gardens/Glebe Hill, was nominated for Citizen of the Year, “…for his volunteer work with Neighbourhood Watch in Clarence where he devotes a large amount of time and energy to supporting this important organisation and working towards a safer community.

Maureen Newman, our Coordinator for Shoreline/Howrah, was nominated for Senior Citizen of the Year, “…for her ongoing volunteer work with Neighbourhood Watch in Clarence. She is an important part of the organisation most notably in printing and distributing the Neighbourhood Watch flyers.

Congratulations to both Stephen and Maureen for being duly recognised and special thanks to Julie Collins MHR for reading these awards into Hansard in our Federal Parliament.

If you know a member of NHW who is deserving of recognition, please nominate them for our own Annual Awards by sending an email to admin@nhwtas.org.au before the closing date of 30 June 23.

Drawing competition

This is important! 12 primary school students will be winners of a $100 prize, and their drawing will be the feature image for one of the months in our 2024 Calendar! The theme is Safe Neighbourhoods. Download an entry form.

Every Neighbourhood Watch member is challenged to help one child submit an entry. Perhaps you can offer to help have their entry posted or delivered? The thing is, we can’t just put it out there because it will only happen if we actively encourage and help a child put their entry in. Can you help suggest what the drawing might be about?

Flying the flag at Claremont

I hope our readers are not tired of reading about Cuppa with a Cop (CWACs) because these have become one of our success stories of providing the opportunity for community members to engage with officers from Tasmania Police in a pleasant social setting. They are always a success.

Case in point, Greater Glenorchy recently hosted a CWAC at Claremont Village which was a great introduction to Inspector Jim Semmens as the new Officer in Charge of the Glenorchy Division. The event did not go unnoticed by students and staff from Holy Rosary Catholic School who were only too keen to participate in a media opportunity. Or should I say, Inspector Semmens was only too keen!!


police talking group of kids
cops and kids pulling faces

And now for something completely different

From the Portugal News

Recent research in Portugal revealed that 20% of the population over 16 years drank alcohol every day. 14% of their people over 16 years smoked daily.

56.4% of Portugal’s young people between ages 25 and 34 years, live with their parents. Only Greece is higher in EU countries with six out of ten young people still at home.

From 2026, Ireland’s alcohol bottles will be labelled with a warning about the risks of drinking alcohol, as well as the calorie content and the number of grams of alcohol.

France is to introduce digital driving licences – some Australian states have already done that.

An international poll has confirmed that 62% of German men sit down to urinate, the most of all Western Europe countries. Australian women wished that was higher in their household!

The Chinese automobile giant, Geely, is increasing its investment in Aston Martin to 17%. James Bond is monitoring this situation closely!

In the 2022/23 fiscal year, Singapore Airlines had a record-breaking profit of $1.62 billion which they are giving to their employees (an extra six months’ pay each). In recognition of the 60% pay cuts during the COVID pandemic. A great example for other airlines perhaps?

Your challenge now is to research the Australian statistics for similar data and provide the comparative analysis for the next Monthly Bulletin. This will be a good exercise to see how many people read this monthly report! Reply to admin@nhwtas.org.au.

Key Dates for 2023

7 June Thank a First Responder Day
30 June Drawing Competition Closes
30 June Nominations for NHW Annual Awards close
19 July CWAC at Meadow Mews, Kings Meadows at 11 am (SLCD)
16 August CWAC at Prospect Vale Market Place at 11 am – (Blackstone Heights)
23 August CWAC at Glenorchy Central at 11 am
14 September RUOK Day
4 October International Coffee with a Cop Day
4 October CWAC at New Town Plaza at 11 am
4 October CWAC at Shadows Cafe, Gilbert Street, Latrobe (TBC)
11 October CWAC at Liv Eat, Glebe Hill Village (TBC)
16 – 22 October Get Online Week
28 October AGM and Awards Ceremony
6-12 November Neighbourhood Watch/Bunnings Crime Prevention Week.

And in conclusion.

Join NHWT online – it’s free!

Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere!” (Martin Luther King).

peter edwards

Yours in Neighbourhood Watch
Peter Edwards, President
Good Neighbours Create Safer Communities

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