Neighbourhood Watch wants volunteers

THE Bargara 1 Neighbourhood Watch group is set to become the latest casualty of a lack of enthusiasm if volunteers to create a committee are not found at a meeting to be held on December 10.

The impending closure comes not long after the Bargara 2 group was forced to close due to lack of volunteers

Bargara resident John Murdoch had recently been keeping the group going but, after 25 years on the job, the amount of work was becoming too much for the retiree.

"It's not a lot of work if everybody does a bit," he said.

"But it's too much for one person."

Mr Murdoch said about 18 people regularly attended meetings, but no one was willing to step up to be a part of the committee.

"I have done my bit and I hope someone can take this over," he said.

Bundaberg police district crime prevention officer Senior Constable Janet Lindsay said about 10 groups had folded in the past four years due to lack of volunteer numbers.

What is expected to be the final meeting of the Bargara 1 Neighbourhood Watch group will be held at the Bargara CWA Hall at 8.45am on December 10.

For more information about Neighbourhood Watch or for district crime bulletins, email DCPC.Bundaberg@police.qld.gov.au.



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