Council, Division 7June 13, 2024 / 1 minute read

Revving-up for neighbourly safety

Community spirit is alive and well among the residents of Forestdale.

Neighbourhood Watch Area Co-ordinator Lynn Whittingham says the group, which has operated since 1990, was a focal point for the community to share information and support each other.

‘We work together in partnership to look after 900 properties in the area and update residents on any matters of interest through our Facebook page,’ Lynn says.

Regular meetings are held with Queensland Police Service Logan Crime Prevention Unit representatives to network and keep abreast of community safety-related matters.

The organisation has a long tradition of engaging with the community and hosting regular annual events such as a Santa train, a motor show and a Christmas event.

Division 7 Councillor Tim Frazer encourages local residents to join the community group and support its work.

‘Neighbourhood Watch is one way for residents to come together to protect their quality of life,’ Cr Frazer says.

‘There is power in having a collective voice and people supporting each other,’ he says.

Photo at top: (From left) Cr Tim Frazer, resident Brian Moffatt with his 1962 EK Holden station wagon that featured in a local car show, and Forestdale Neighbourhood Watch Area Co-ordinator Lynn Whittingham.

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