The Gnowangerup CRC would like to recognize Lucy and Justine on the great work they've been doing! check out their amazing floral arrangements on their website https://www.thefloralfolkco.com.au/
Gnowangerup Police Station ewatch - September 2017
April 2017 saw the arrival of two new staff to the Gnowangerup Police Station. Sergeant Tracey KEOWN transferred from Katanning and First Class Constable LAWTY from Collie. In June 2017 Senior Constable MASON also transferred from Collie returning the station to a full complement of three staff.
We are a dedicated team and our aim is to continue to strive towards making Gnowangerup a safe and secure place. We will target offenders who commit burglaries, steal and deal in illicit drugs.
The community is an important source in assisting Police to detect offenders and with your help we can do this together. We urge you to report any suspicious behaviour by calling the Gnowangerup Police Station on 98272800 or 131444 after hours.
In 1917 the first women police officers were appointed. Their role was to look after the moral welfare of women and children, particularly young girls and to patrol everywhere that women and children frequented.
Traditionally women officers wore dresses, hats and gloves and carried handbags. In the 1970’s women were issued with an official WA Police uniform. If you are visiting the Perth Royal Show you can view a display showing uniforms worn by women over the years.
Female police officers now proudly stand side-by-side their male counterparts with the agency proudly showcasing a strong representation of women at senior ranks and all levels.
STEALING FROM MOTOR VEHICLES
It’s easy for all of us to become a little complacent over these relaxing summer months. But that’s what thieves are counting on. There has been ongoing incidences of stealing from motor vehicles ranging from stealing from machinery carrying out earthworks just out of the town site, to trucks and vehicles in the light industrial area, to motor vehicles parked at private addresses.
Heres some tips to making it tougher for crooks!
Remove all valuables from your cars/trucks and machinery - do not leave any belongings or coins where they can be seen.
• Remove any detachable items, such as GPS or your car stereo.
• Avoid parking in deserted car parks or far away from other vehicles.
• Try to park your car in a well-lit area.
• Ensure your vehicle is always locked.
• Close all of your windows – even when you’re at the petrol station.
• Have your keys in your hand before you get to your car – be aware of your surroundings.
• At home, keep your car keys in a safe place out of sight and away from windows and doors where they could
easily be taken.
• Consider purchasing a car alarm. Check with your insurance company as it could reduce your premium.
• If you have a garage, use it. When your car is out of sight it is less likely to be a target for thieves.
From April 2017 to August 2017 Gnowangerup Police have charged 33 people with 49 offences, including traffic matters, stealing, drug and weapons offences, damage, assaults and street drinking.
During the same period the following offences were reported to Police
2 Steal Motor Vehicle
Two off road motorcycles were stolen from Quinn Street.
A window was smashed at the Family Centre on Whitehead Road.
The Best on Ground Medal awarded to Jayden SCOTT for his performance in the Grand Final was stolen from the team bus parked near the Gnowangerup Hotel along with a Centenary Jumper (#11), a watch given to him by his grandmother for his 18 Birthday and an IPad belonging to the Gnowangerup Football Club.
A male was arrested after he allegedly stuck another man with an object to his forearm which required medical treatment.
A male from Katanning was arrested and charged with two counts of stealing after filling up his vehicle with fuel on two separate occasions and failing to pay
Gnowangerup Police located two rattle guns which were found hidden in a parking bay recently. The owner was identified and the property was returned.
We currently have three bicycles in our property store and are seeking the owners to come forward and claim them.
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Contact WA Police
If you require police assistance or see suspicious behaviour please call 131 444 immediately.
If you have any information on a crime please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Have you attended an event in Gnowangerup recently?
We may have snapped you on the CRC-Candid-Cam!
The Gnowangerup CRC host a wide variety of events, courses and activities to suit the needs of our community.
Have a look at what's coming up in Gnowangerup and always stay up-to-date by liking our Facebook Page.
In full Bloom
The Hidden Treasures of the Great Southern 2017 Bloom Festival, presented by Act-Belong-Commit, could be just the excuse you need to take advantage of the warmer weather to explore the many blooming events this festival has to offer.
A month long diverse calendar from 15 September to 15 October, with some 80 events will be held at various times throughout the Hidden Treasure shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling.
The Bloom Festival is a celebration of the spring season with scenic drives through our spectacular and unique landscapes. Our communities invite you and your whole family to enjoy wildflower walks, open gardens, long lunches, flora and fauna discovery trails, and events for all ages, interests and capability levels - right here in your own regional backyard.
For a copy of the Bloom Festival Program contact email@example.com, visit the website www.hiddentreasures.com.au/bloom or pick up a hard copy from your nearest visitor centre, CRC or shire office.
Win, win, win!
The Bloom photo comp poster would go well here.
The Great Southern Bloom Festival is into its seventh year with a multitude of events planned specially for your enjoyment taking place over September and October across nine regional shires.
Bloom 2017 is bigger and better than ever with lots more events and activities that will appeal to all ages. To celebrate this Bloom has introduced two exciting competitions that anyone can take part in.
Just send in your favourite photograph taken at one of the Bloom events to enter the Blooming Good Times photo competition which is run in partnership with Albany Gateway and it could win you a cash prize of $250!
The Bloom Colouring Competition in partnership with Act-Belong-Commit will provide you with an online template for mindful colouring offering categories for both adults and children.
Many other prizes to be won including cash vouchers for local shops, two nights of accommodation, Devonshire teas, minigolf, miniature train rides and more.
If you require any further information about the competitions including the terms and conditions, please visit the Hidden Treasures website www.hiddentreasures.com.au/bloom, check out the Hidden Treasures Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ride for Compassion
Ride for Compassion is an annual event in which cyclists and support crew—with a desire to help children living in poverty—raise money for Compassion Australia. All funds raised are used to support Compassion's Critical Needs.
On the 24th of October the riders will be in Tambellup show your support by coming doing for a BBQ Lunch $10 per person.