Coffee with the Cops events are held quarterly, usually in local coffee shops. They have proved extremely interesting, and a great community event. Several local police attend and chat to residents about issues important to them. Philip Lovel usually moderates these events, and asks pertinent questions on behalf of residents. The sessions typically last about an hour and a half. All are invited.
Scams are costing us millions of dollars, and are getting worse. In 2019, NHW 3193 held three Forums attended by over 450 residents. Speakers included Consumer Affairs, Westpac, NBN and Victoria Police.
How should families handle things when a child is taking, or suspected of taking, drugs? Author Tom Valenta shared his knowledge and experience, and suggested strategies to help families cope with drug related issues. NHW 3193 will follow this up in 2021.
The internet is a double edged sword. Parents and Grandparents need to be more aware of the issues if they are to protect their children. NHW 3193 hosted “ThinkUKnow” in 2019 to discuss these issues. More is being considered for 2021, as this is a very key area of concern.
NHW 3193 held a Safe Plate day, courtesy of Black Rock 7 Eleven in 2019. Over 120 cars were fitted by our volunteers with safe screws at no cost other than a gold coin. One car even arrived only to find his plates had been stolen and he hadn’t realised!
NHW 3193 has held a number of Fund Raising Events over the years, including two raffles in aid of Graffiti Busters at Beaumaris Farmers Market, and a sausage sizzle in order to raise funds for our activities.