More Far Northern communities join Neighbourhood Watch
CLIFTON Beach's Neighbourhood Watch group is likely to be officially launched before Christmas as the resurgence of the program continues across the region.
The news comes as two of the key proponents behind the community groups were given statewide recognition for their efforts.
Sen-Constable Heidi Marek and Trinity Beach Neighbourhood Watch member Sue Kosky were named as the Far Northern NHW Police Liaison Officer and NHW Member of the Year respectively at the recent community policing state conference.
Constable Marek said she was humbled to receive the award, but paid tribute to the community members involved in the groups.
Palm Cove was the most recent group to be launched and she said Clifton Beach was likely to follow suit shortly, with Brinsmead also on the brink of formation.
"Clifton Beach are holding a community meeting Tuesday night so hopefully they'll look at launching before the end of the year," she said.
"Palm Cove are looking at ways to upgrade security and where to put up signs.
"I'm very humbled that I was nominated and I just see it as part of my job.
"I enjoy working with the members of the community. My job is easier because of these people.'"
Ms Kosky has lived in Trinity Beach for almost 30 years and been involved with the local NHW group since its inception in 2005, including putting together the suburb's newsletter and assisting local senior citizens.
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Statewide recognition: Trinity Beach member Sue Kosky and Sen-Constable Heidi Marek.