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Past Events

Clayton Festival

Sunday 23 February 2020, 12pm - 6pm

The Clayton Festival is a City of Monash FREE community celebration featuring live entertainment across multiple stages, market stalls, a food truck alley, roving performers, community activities and displays.

The festival is a reflection of the vibrant and diverse community living in Monash and we welcome everyone to join us for a fun-filled day!

Important Information: Free entry, family friendly and drug free event. Please leave your dog at home, however guide dogs and companion dogs are welcome.

Read more.. https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Leisure/Upcoming-Events/Clayton-Festival-2020

NHW Mt View

Afternoon Meeting Winter Chocolate Delights

Tuesday, 3 July at 2.15 pm

Mount View NHW enjoyed their chocolate delights last Tuesday afternoon and were treated to an interesting talk by our Crime Prevention Officer, SC Jo Pokiri.

Jo shared with us some of her background and her career with VicPol which she joined in 2010. In that time she experienced a number of Police roles prior to gaining her first appointment as a CPO within the City of Boroondara.

Jo talked about her role as a CPO as being a pro-active role rather than the normal re-active role of most police. The role also involves following up victims of crime and providing them with support and advice in coping with the trauma created.

Sound advice was also given about personal safety and options to make your home more secure. Jo used some of her experiences to illustrate how to avoid being targeted and becoming a victim. She also reviewed the level of crime and said that there was a general and welcome decline in Monash.

A very competent and informative presentation - thanks Jo.

John Ashton-Smith

Area Manager

NHW State Forum

Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St Melbourne

Thursday, 22 March, 6.30pm to 9.00pm

It was attended by five members of NHW Monash:

      • John Ashton-Smith
      • Len Walker
      • Joan Bungar
      • Kevin Tse
      • George Troynar

Forum Speakers were

      • Brian Welch: President NHW
      • Rebecca Jolly: VicPol – Community Safety Networks
      • Stephanie Kelly: CSA – Latest Crime Statistics
      • Angela McGuigan: VicPol – Eye Watch
      • Mark Nicholls: VicPol – African Australian Community Taskforce


For summary of the proceedings, provided by Bambi Gordon, CEO NHW, please follow link.

Biggest Morning Tea

Cancer Council Fund Raiser

Held Friday, 25 May

Let me start off by thanking the community for their enthusiastic support for our 4th Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

We drew over 60 people and raised $411. Thank you all for giving this cause your time and money. As the Cancer Council observes, cancer doesn’t rest. Neither should we. Your donation funds life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and cancer support services. So give yourselves a pat on the back.

A special thank you goes to Anne Mavridis, who once again took the lead in organising the event and the Valley Reserve Scout Troop for allowing us the use of their hall for free. We are also grateful to Simon Woodcock for some outstanding photos*.

Judith Clancy

Area Manger

Mon 041/042

*Photos of the event can be viewed in the June issue of the Monash eNews and in the May/June issue of the Area Newsletter. Links on the Newsletter page

Safe Plate Day

Bunnings Store - Notting Hill

Held Saturday, 20 October, 9 am to I pm

Police in attendance:

      • Sen Sgt Standish - Mt Waverley Police Station
      • Sgt Postma - Mt Waverley Police Station
      • Cons Coe - Mt Waverley Police Station
      • Cons Stopinski - Glen Waverley Police Station


We had 31 NHW volunteers attend from the Monash LGA.

      • It rained the night before, it rained the early morning before, it was raining as the operation start and it just did not stop.
      • We arrived at 0840hours to setup / to beat customers, who are usually waiting. NHW volunteers were present and were setup to go. Two cars were waiting for us to fit screws and it was raining.
      • By 0900hrs, the official start time, we had fitted 12 cars and it was raining.
      • Weather reports indicated the rain would lighten and be finished by midday. I can assure you it did not stop and it didn’t lighten up!!!
      • The support from BUNNINGS was excellent as was the efforts by the NHW volunteers, and it was raining.
      • The members did an exceptional job in the soliciting of vehicles/drivers to the operation and supporting NHW volunteers in the fitting of the SafePlate screws. ….and it was raining.
      • The rain stopped just after 1300hours, just as were finished the operation. We started to see patches of blue in the sky.
      • Several cars arrived after 1300 hours and we fitted the Safeplate screws, the rains seemed to increase patrons at Bunnings, which reflected in our good result. Let me assure you, I did not appreciate the rain!
      • Nevertheless 218 cars were fitted with security screws, 120 Safeplate brochures were handed out and 1000+ public were spoken to by Police and NHW volunteers.

Vehicles were also checked for brake lights operating correctly.

NHW Monash also fitted Safeplate security screws from the Mount Waverley Police Station between the 8/10/18 to 12/10/2018, resulting in an additional 50 cars.

Safe Plate Day

Bunnings Store - Notting Hill

Held Saturday, 30 March, 9 am to I pm

Staff:

      • Senior Sergeant STANDISH - Mount Waverley Police
      • Sergeant POSTMA - Mount Waverley Police
      • Sergeant HUNTINGTON - Mount Waverley Police
      • S/Const. WILLIAMS - Mount Waverley Police
      • S/Const. MILLER - Mount Waverley Police
      • Constable EARLE - Mount Waverley Police
      • S/Const. POKIRI - Monash Crime Prevention
      • S/Const. MILLAN - Whitehorse Crime Prevention
      • Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers – 30+ from Mount Waverley and Glen Waverley areas.


      • It rained the night before, it rained the early morning before, it was raining as the operation start and it just kepted on coming.
      • We arrived at 0840 hours to setup ahead of customers, who are usually waiting. NHW volunteers were present and were setup to go. Two cars were waiting for us to fit screws.
      • By 0900 hours, the official start time, we had fitted 15 cars and it was raining.
      • The support from BUNNINGS was excellent as was the efforts by the NHW volunteers, and it was raining.
      • The members did an exceptional job in the soliciting of vehicles/drivers to the operation and supporting NHW volunteers in the fitting of the SafePlate screws.
      • We called time and the heavens opened up with hail, which lasted ten minutes. Packing up was a horrible time.

Vehicles were also checked for brake lights operating correctly.

      • 239 Cars fitted with one-way screws
      • 76 sets of screws handed out for vehicles.
      • 250+ SafePlate brochures
      • 1000+ public spoken to by Police and volunteers
      • 1 Penalty Notice (Unregistered.)
      • 1 Brief (Unlicenced)
      • 3 PBTs