Caboolture 10 Neighbourhood Watch (Cab10NHW) is 23 years old as of May 2015.
Cab10NHW was started by a handful of interested neighbours and has grown from strength to strength every year since its inception. As years went on, the people making up the committee have changed from one year to the next, but the goals for all involved remained the same. The goals have been and continue to be providing a forum for neighbours in our area to receive accurate information about community safety and crime prevention.
Through a close relationship with the local Caboolture Queensland Police and Neighbourhood Watch Queensland we have been able to have successful local community general meetings, district meetings, conferences and events, all of which have community crime prevention at their core.
We also have great support from our local businesses, our local MBRC, State and Federal members. Our local police liaison officer, council and state members regularly attend our meetings, provide valuable community information and act promptly on any issues raised by the residents.
Residents in our area actively attend our general meetings, community events and send in request for information they require, concerns they may have and at times, information they think could be useful to others.
We check on those we are told are ill, or in hospital. If we find that someone needs a helping hand, we try to arrange for someone to help. We encourage our residents to get to know their neighbours and lend a helping hand when needed. We have four zones which cover 650 residential homes.
Cab10NHW started a Facebook about 3 years ago and now have around 720 followers, “Likes”. Facebook is active and produces multiple daily posts, some reach over a 1,000+ viewers. We also participate in the police blog by posting local news and events to reach state wide audiences.
We also have an excellent bi-monthly newsletter that is hand delivered to residents. In the newsletter, the residents can find a range of valuable information, crime stats, local events and articles of what went on during the general meetings and the month. Our Editor has incorporated the Minutes into the articles and it is so much easier to read and easy on the eye.
We have a close relationship with our police Liaison Officer Constable Luke Young and our Crime Prevention Officer, Sgt Marjan Borosak. Cab10NHW Committee believes that it is important to support our residents, other NHW groups and the Police.
When we all work together for a common goal we achieve great results.