Neighbourhood Watch Glen Eira The February 2018 edition of the Glen Eira News features an interview with Michael Hain (founder of Security Heroes) as Chairman of Neighbourhood Watch Glen Eira on the inside front...
Glen Eira Community Safety Committee Michael Hain, founder of Security Heroes and Chairman of Neighbourhood Watch Glen Eira has been appointed as a member of the Glen Eira Community Safety Committee together with 3 Councilors, 2 senior Council officers, 4 government...
A further reminder about fake tradies going around. Thanks to NHW VictoriaWe have received reports of fake tradies, who are targeting elderly and vulnerable residents. So be on guard and warn elderly relatives, friends and neighbours. These dodgy tradesmen will approach you in your garden or knock on your door and offer services like roof repairs, house painting, tree cutting or driveway resurfacing at cheap prices or “today only” specials. They may even show you a flyer that looks legit. They use aggressive tactics to get your cash up-front and then disappear with your money, leaving you with shoddy or unfinished work and no way to contact them.
If you suspect someone may be a fake tradie, ask for their full name and registration or licence details, which you can then check with their industry authority. Do not make any agreement with them until you or someone you trust can check them out thoroughly. Record as much information about them as you can, including their appearance and vehicle registration number and report them to your local police or the national travelling con men hotline on 1300 133 408. Find out more information about fake tradies at www.consumer.vic.gov.au/faketradies... See MoreSee Less
Looks like it is on again so be careful of roof tradies. Info courtesy of Eyewatch KNOXPlease be aware of Roof scammers in Rowville and surrounding areas. Two males were posing as roof tradies and approached an 88 year old male stating his roof tiles appeared loose/needing repair and requested to have a look.
The alleged tradies then stated there was water in the roof and showed the owner a pool of water in the roof space. It is alleged the men poured this water from a container to make it appear like a leak. A large deposit was requested to fix and when this was paid, the men left.
Police are advising that you check trades person's credentials and that you do not engage with any door to door sales/trades persons. If in doubt obtain their information and ask a trusted friend/relative to give you a hand. ... See MoreSee Less
Kids are back at school NOW comes the reduced speed limitsSchool's back this week for most students across Victoria. So that means school speed zones and school crossings are also back in operation. Take particular care when driving or riding near schools, slow down and obey all signs and signals. And if you're walking to school, look both ways before crossing the road, take care when crossing and be sure to cross only when the pedestrian light facing you is green or the school crossing supervisor indicates that it's safe to do so. Have a great year at school! Let's watch out for each other. ... See MoreSee Less
A timely reminder to check your premises prior to leaving homeLocking your doors and windows, even when you're home, is a simple way to minimise the risk of your home being a target for thieves. Between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018 there were 5,815 home burglaries in Victoria where thieves entered through unlocked doors and windows. While we may love to leave a door or window open in the summer heat, the opportunistic thief loves us to do it too. Check out more tips on how to prevent home burglaries at bit.ly/2Rtj78r... See MoreSee Less