Lock up your car – Vehicle Security, Roma

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Roma Police would like to remind all motorists to secure their vehicles to deter opportunistic thieves. Senior Constable Dale Kenna says that from experience, Police know that when we make it easy for criminals, they tend to return and tend to pass information onto associates. “There are a … [Read more...]

Men and Women Challenged to Pass the Pits

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Roma and Maranoa residents are being urged to pass the “pits” at the Roma Saleyards on 11 October to promote the idea of maintaining their bodies at optimum performance. South West Hospital and Health Service mental health Regional Adversity Coordinator Gavin Johannesen says the Pit Stop … [Read more...]

A Saturday Knock on the Door – Could Save a life

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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) staff and volunteers will be among thousands of emergency services personnel door-knocking homes across Queensland this Saturday (September 15), with a collective goal of building community resilience. Operation Knock Knock kicks off this weekend … [Read more...]

Youth Justice – What Do You Think?

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In the wake of the recommendations of the Atkinson Report into Youth Justice in Queensland the Government is seeking community feedback. The broad community consultation will play a key role in the finalisation of a new the Youth Justice Strategy. The key findings of the report were that … [Read more...]

Funds Available for Safety and Crime Prevention

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Local councils and community groups are encouraged to apply for up to $2 million in funding to make the area safer through infrastructure or early intervention crime prevention strategies. The Safer Communities Fund is aimed at enhancing the efforts of local groups to address crime and antisocial … [Read more...]

Community Grants – Apply Now

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Council’s got the hand in the pocket…And is calling for community and not-for-profit groups to apply for financial assistance, with the next round of grants now available under the Community Grants Program. Community groups are encouraged to submit their applications until Monday, 1 October … [Read more...]

Local Projects Deliver Stronger Communities

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A Funding programme which provides as much as $20,000 for non-profit community groups to undertake capital projects is up and running again, and Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh is calling for applications. “We are now embarking on Round 4 of the … [Read more...]

Help at Hand for Problem Gamblers

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

It’s Responsible Gambling Awareness Week and the theme this year is asking us all: “How does your gambling stack up?” To coincide with the week, a new website designed to minimise the impact of gambling on Queenslanders has been launched today. The website – gamblinghelpqld.org.au – is a … [Read more...]

Roma’s Community Garden Set to Bloom

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Plans are underway to see the Roma Community Garden bloom once more, with committee meetings taking place monthly to discuss potential enhancements for the site. The meetings have seen 23 keen residents come together to discuss improvements, including a new watering system, new garden beds and … [Read more...]