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November Newsletter

Get Online Week 18th – 24th October
An online event was hosted by NHWatch Australasia on 19th October, bringing together NNNW, the Derwent Valley Online Access Centre, Community House and NHWatch Tasmania, to discuss the important topic of online scams and what we can do regarding cyber safety.  The event was part of Get Online Week and highlighted the need for websites such as Be Connected – an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world.  The site holds online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners who offer support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence. Find a local place for friendly help and advice via their map and library, or join the Network to help others.  Find this resource at: www.beconnected.esafety.gov.au

CWAC Event 10th November
Don’t’ forget our Cuppa-With-A-Cop event will be held on Wednesday 10th November at Banjo’s Bakery on High Street in New Norfolk, between 10.30 – 11.30am. This falls during NHWatch Crime Prevention Week being 14-22nd November.  Why not drop in for a chat with your local constables and sergeants who are giving up their time to connect with the community they serve. Inspector Philippa Burk will also be in attendance.

Awareness days:
White Ribbon Day will be held on 19th November, and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and their Children on 25th. Events will be held throughout Tasmania and more information is available via: www.whiteribbon.org.au

Bushwatch in the Valley
Bushwatch is a member of the Neighbourhood Watch family in Tasmania, and the Westerway Bushwatch is now known as Bushwatch Westerway & Upper Derwent Valley.

In 2020 we reported on their success in removing dumped tyres from the bush.  Since then, their group has shown an interest in a lonely and unkept First World War Memorial in the neighbouring hamlet of Fentonbury, which has now been renovated. They were also instrumental in building a safety chicane outside a local school to stop children running straight out onto the pedestrian crossing. The group is very active and holds regular meetings.  According to Bushwatch Coordinator Stefan Frazik, the Maydena, Hamilton and Bushy Park constables attend the Bushwatch meetings and are part of the New Norfolk police allocation.

A Safety Tip
Create a list of what to do and what to pack in an emergency situation.  This is the same process as when preparing for the summer bushfire season.

A good emergency plan has three parts: What you plan to do before the emergency to be ready; What to do during the emergency; and What you plan to do after the emergency.

Make sure your plan includes: how you will get further information about the situation; what you will do if some family members are not home during the emergency or you have visitors to your home; who can you ask for help if you need it.

For more information: www.ses.tas.gov.au/plan-prepare

More regarding the above topics can be found on our website at www.nnnw.org.au

We also publish Monthly Crime Report information in consultation with Tasmania Police.

NNNW – Your connection to a safer community.

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