Regional Focus: Narrandera news

POLICE Districts are making front page news in the Narrandera as new arrangements were unveiled for policing in Leeton and Narrandera townships. The community was introduced to the new team headed up by Chief Inspector John Wadsworth, with recognisable others such as Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer Anthony Edwards, leading Senior Constable Craig Hewitt and Sergeant Brett Ryan.

NEW TEAM: Chief Inspector John Wadsworth heads up a new team as part of the Police Districts system.

NEW TEAM: Chief Inspector John Wadsworth heads up a new team as part of the Police Districts system.

Chief Inspector Wadsworth, officer in charge of Leeton, and Narrandera, explained the differences between Local Area Command and the Police Districts system.

In essence, under the new system, the person responsible for decision making for the areas under their command is closer to the coalface. Inspector Wadsworth assured the Narrandera and Leeton communities that they will receive equal attention when it comes to community engagement and law enforcement.

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THE Narrandera Garden Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a celebration luncheon at the Narrandera Ex-servicemen’s Club on Saturday, June 23.

Past members and all interested persons are welcome. Pat Hayllar is handling enquiries on 6959 3002. Cut-off date is Friday, June 15.

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THE Narrandera Annual Community Healing Day is Saturday, June 3 at Town Beach. Organisers Rachael James and Samantha Williams are keen to raise awareness of contributing factors to mental health, suicide, bullying, drugs and alcohol.

There will be healing activities, things for kids and adults, cultural events and a barbecue lunch.

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IT’S A scam! Pensioner residents in Narrandera are being targeted by unscrupulous people claiming to be from the Department of Human Services/Centrelink.

The scammers were spreading falsehoods about a pension increase, then asked the unsuspecting to press ‘one’ if you do want an increase, or ‘two’ if you don’t. On the ball local Jim Howard quickly alerted Centrelink to the dastardly deeds. Centrelink already knew. Many pensioners had already been caught.