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South Bundaberg joins Neighbourhood Watch

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South Bundaberg Neighbourhood Watch Area coordinator Sandy Nicholson and Officer in Charge of Bundaberg Police Beat Senior Constable Jamie McCarthy

South Bundaberg is the latest area in the region to join the Neighbourhood Watch program.

After the launch of the Svensson Heights group a few months ago, a couple of friends living in South Bundaberg decided they would follow in their footsteps, launching the Neighbourhood Watch 28 Bundaberg South group.

South Bundaberg Neighbourhood Watch Area coordinator Sandy Nicholson said the idea came about after her friend’s home was unfortunately broken into.

“Bundaberg South is a friendly neighbourhood and the purpose of forming our group is for networking and looking out for each other,” Sandy said.

Sandy said she had a wonderful relationship with many of her neighbours and was looking forward to meeting more residents and working together to make the community a safer place.

Officer in Charge of Bundaberg Police Beat Senior Constable Jamie McCarthy will be the Neighbourhood Watch liaison officer for the group.

South Bundaberg Neighbourhood Watch plan meeting

The group will initially begin online with a dedicated Facebook page and website.

However, the group is planning a meeting in the next few months to gauge interest from residents in becoming involved.

South Bundaberg Neighbourhood Watch volunteers will conduct a letterbox drop leading up to the meeting to ensure those residents who may not be active on social media are aware of the meeting date.

The Melbourne Hotel is within the boundaries of the new group and have shown their support by offering their function room for future group meetings.

If you are a resident or business in the South Bundaberg area and are interested in joining the group, visit the Neighbourhood Watch website to see what is involved.

To follow what's happening in South Bundaberg and what the group is getting involved with, like their Facebook page and share.

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