Feilding Herald : December 8th 2011
8 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011 OPINION/NEWS Your Community Christian Churches Feilding Christian Leaders Network Sunday 11th December Advent 3 8am Feilding 9.45am Feilding 5pm Stanway Wednesday 10am Feilding Contact: 323 4026 or 323 7050 4239069AA SUNDAY WORSHIP 10am Knox Tuesdays 9.15 & 10.30am Little Groovers Minister: Rev Rilma Sands 06 323 8654 FEILDING OROUA PRESBYTERIAN PARISH North Street 4239079AA SUNDAY 9.00am Worship 10.30am Worship FEILDING FAMILY CHURCH (St Pauls - PCANZ) All Welcome Graeme Turnbull Ph (06) 323 4366 Cnr Church & Grey Sts 4101300AA The Hub Church meets at the St John Ambulance building, Bowen Street, 10:30am on Sundays Visitors welcome www.thehubchurch.org.nz 4239062AA 4235957AA Watson Real Estate Ltd Licensed under REAA 2008 email@example.com www.watsonproperty.co.nz Michael Ford AREINZ, ANZIV, SPINZ WK: 06 323 8601 M: 027 542 4707 A/H: 06 328 7890 Why buy in Feilding? Regards, Michael Where do I start? Great value for money. Median sale price around $220,000 - $230,000 which is more than $100,000 below the national median. Best country town in the world - must be close! Friendly people. Beautiful town with attractive town centre. Top schools, sports and community facilities. Free parking, no traffic lights. Close to large provincial city. 2 hours from Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki. Mt Ruapehu & Lake Taupo. Manfeild. Growth of agri business and business generally. Growth of population. Top events and attractions. Proactive and positive people showing leadership in the community. Good Council. No suburbs, but choice of flat and hillside properties. Modest rentals. Good steady employment. Strong government, defence and agricultural sectors, moderate climate with reliable rainfall. We are a good town attached to a good city with combined population of about 110,000. 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Christmas parades are a fantastic way for all com- munities to gather together and celebrate a season that means so much to so many in our community. It is sad to hear of some communities where parades have had to be cancelled through lack of interest and I hope that they can be resurrected in the future. This week I have seen photos of smiles on the faces of the spectators and participants of recent parades in Marton and Rongotea. That is what it is all about - putting smiles on faces. Yes, there may be a bumper crowd in Feilding this year, but that just adds to the thrill. So too does the sound of the fire engine sirens, the honks from the vintage cars and the air horns from the trucks carrying a group of youngsters who have spent hours decorating to a theme. The parade seems to get bigger and better every year. Fingers crossed for some great weather and may we all be hospitable to our visitors and show the world why we love living in our community. Keeping a lookout: Security cameras are being considered as part of a review of Feilding's town centre's security. Photo: WARWICK SMITH. By LAURA WALTERS An eye on our security ' It's all about making the town centre safe. ' Helen Worboys In a bid to keep Feilding safe, a new security company has been selected to take over night-time patrols in Feild- ing s business sector, which will hope- fully cut down the rising number of security breaches in the town centre. First Security had been carrying out the town centre security patrols for the past couple of weeks. First security replaced ADT Armour- guard security, the company that employed Richard Elliott, the man responsible for a string of arsons in Feilding. Feilding Promotion manager Helen Worboys said they had signalled to ADT that there were some issues before the arsons took place. Then the arsonist was the final straw, she said. Ms Worboys said ADT could not be blamed for the arsons, and the security contract was up for tender as part of Feilding Promotion s security review. Her organisation was was impressed with First Security s reporting system. Their technology is state of the art technology, she said. Ms Worboys said the rise in security breaches from last year could be due to different interpretations of events by security guards, or a higher level of vig- ilance. Suspicious behaviours reported for this year ending in June was 88, up from 46 last year. Reported damage had risen from 31 incidents to 84. And the number of fights had gone from seven to 17. Ms Worboys said the high number of reported damages could be partly due to the arsons. Feilding was working towards a set of CCTV security cameras to compliment the night-time patrol, which was 80 per cent funded by businesses and 20 per cent by rate payers. Ms Worboys said they had done some research, and were in the process of hiring a consultant to decide what would best suit the town, and the police. The town was looking at up to 10 rotating, scanning cameras, she said. It s all about making the town centre safe. Feilding Promotion would not know how much the cameras would cost, or where the funding would come from until a proposal was drawn up. However, Levin had received $60,000 of council funding towards CCTV cameras, and Ms Worboys said this could be an option for Feilding. CCTV cameras are just another tool in the tool box. The security patrol would continue to operate, Ms Worboys said. A camera does not shake your doors and windows. And Feilding s s security team would talk to businesses about keeping their buildings safe, by not leaving flammable materials around, and locking their doors and windows. It s just common sense stuff. Ms Worboys said the full security review was timely . The arsons made us much more aware, she said. It s made us much more proactive.
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