Jandowae Police are targeting vehicles with bald/unroadworthy tyres, we are fortunate that we can have tyres fitted locally through either Queensland Pork Freighters or Wayne's Tyre Shop.
We are currently in the process of organising a Blue Light Disco for local youth on Friday 23rd March 2018 at the Memorial Hall, this is the night before the Jandowae Show.
A Liquor Accord Meeting is planned for Wednesday 14th February with all Licensees/Publicans and Emergency Services.
Senior Constable David HOLMES-BROWN commenced duty at Jandowae on 26th September, 2017. David and his family have settled well at Jandowae. We are finally at full strength with 2 sworn staff and our Administration Officer Corinna who currently works in the office on Monday's and Tuesday's.
Closure of Jandowae NHW; At a recent Police conference we were advised by the Dalby Crime Prevention Coordinator that Neighbour Hood Watch (NHW)is now 100% online. And NHW groups such as ours are/have become obsolete. Funds from NHW groups that have recently closed have typically donated their NHW funds to local charitable groups for example in Dalby to the local youth group.
I have spoken with the staff and Jandowae Police Station and we are of the opinion that it is time to close down the Jandowae NHW group. I have also discussed this matter with our Police Inspector and Crime Prevention Officer who are stationed at Dalby.
The next step is to decide how to disperse the NHW funds held here, this will be left up to the members of the Jandowae NHW group to decide, which could be discussed further in General Business. In relation to NHW, the Jandowae Police will provide the local magazine with a Police report to keep our community members/stakeholders advised of local Police matters and crime prevention strategies. We would like to see the street numbering project be finalised and then meet again for a final time. I guess the days of discussing Crime Prevention to a small group of community members has past and the digital age has taken effect.
To contact Police only dial 000 in an emergency or if a crime is happening right now, where you will be transferred to your nearest Police Communications Centre. Otherwise dial 131444. and you will be connected with a Police Link Service Operator, where you are able to report a range of matters including; stealing offences, wilful damage, break and enters, vehicle stealing or unlawful entry to vehicle, or lost property, please do not go to the Police house at night unless you are in imminent danger.
Dispersion of NHW funds
Discussion held around suggestions for after street numbering project has completed. Some suggestions included;
Blue Light Disco Association
Jandowae Show Society
Jandowae Light Horse Brigade
Taralga Buzz magazine
Jandowae Magazine Editor Maree Taylor from WDRC has offered to email the magazine to people within the community if they could provide her with an email address.
Windfarm Celeste requested an update from police regarding direction that trucks carrying the Turbines would take heading to the windfarm. Sergeant Mark advised that at this time the plan is for trucks to head out on the Bunya Highway from Dalby.
New Medical Centre Margaret enquired about the building of the new Medical Centre, Celeste stated that she believed that building would start in February?
Toilets: Margaret enquired as to whether the new toilet block is now open? — no official word yet as to whether they are or are not.
Timber town show is planned for June with the Art Gallery to be run by the Kindergarten and Domiciliary on Friday night 8th June. Market Day to be held during the day on Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June events will be held at the Jandowae Show Grounds.
Next (Final) Meeting: Not yet scheduled. Members to be advised in due course.