Happiest of birthdays to the following local – though we may all be social distancing we hope you have a great day!
March 26 – Paul King
Taste of Dumbleyung 2020 Postponed
Visit the Taste of Dumbleyung Facebook page for more/the latest information.
Do you have an announcement you'd like to share?
Births, weddings, engagements, reunions or you may just be looking for a lift to Perth. To send an announcement for the next Quack Chat click here.
Busy Bee for Stubbs Park
Fundraiser for Stubbs Park will be holding a working bee this Friday the 27th at 1pm at Bibikin Road. We will be picking up rocks and pulling up fences. We will need loaders and trucks.
Please contact Lee Smith 0427 637 242 if anyone can help out. All hands on deck if possible please.
The Kukerin Dumbleyung Football club is looking for groups to complete catering for 3 Dumbleyung home games. The dates are: 26th April, 24th May, and the 21st June (all games are on a Sunday). We are also searching for a B grade umpire for the entire season for both home and away games, this job is a paid position.
If interested in either job please call Nathan on 0439 733 700.
WANTED - Volunteer Coordinator for Dumbleyung Community Garden
The Dumbleyung Community Garden is run by volunteers and is looking for a coordinator on either a permanent or casual basis to cover holidays.
The rewards come in many ways. Socially with the people you work with, talking to visitors admiring the garden and the produce you have nurtured.
Winter months calendar:
• 1 day a week watering (There are four volunteers).
• 1 day every two weeks liquid fertilise.
• 1 day per month busy bee.
(There is a fertilising schedule for trees, vines and plants)
If you are interested in coordinating the Community Garden or becoming a watering volunteer, please call Gwen Lathwell on 0487 021 001.
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE GROUP
Due to the pandemic and increasing possibility that we may need to self-isolate, a group of community members have formed to assist anyone who is in genuine need.
If you have concerns about leaving your house, be it in town or on the farm, assistance is a phone call away.
We can assist you with accessing groceries, medical supplies and paying bills (eg via EFT)
Services offered include,
Please contact the following community members if you need assistance, or if someone you are aware of may need assistance
Kaylene Head0429 339 910
Helen Gooding 0427 530 204
Beth Bartram 9863 4113
Amy Knight 0433 762 252
Trish Leo 0408 509 563
Michelle Gooding 0427 637 221
Davina Gossage 0467 584 477
Are you able to assist?
This might be in the form of pick up or delivery, donating some bright flowers from the garden or some excess fruit or vegetables, cooking or even donating some wool for knitting or items for arts or crafts….You get the idea. If you able to assist please contact any of the above.
A message from our local Police...
In these trying times, the WA Police Force Great Southern District would like to reassure the public we are always open for business. We will continue to operate 24 x 7 to ensure your safety but we have some requests of you, the public:
Please maintain calm within your community. The Premier has assured the Western Australian public resources will continue to be available and grocery stores and pharmacies will continue to operate throughout any shut downs. Being compliant with all State and Commonwealth directives helps us do our job looking after the community.
Look out for our most vulnerable, we are all in this together. We are aware of some scammers taking advantage of people’s generosity and exploiting the fear among community members. Remember, never give your personal banking details over the phone or email, ask for identification from any door-knockers claiming to be collecting from charities and report anything suspicious to Crime Stoppers (below). If you are concerned about potential scams, you may wish to check https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/.
If you have an incident to report, please use the online or telephone options listed below. All of these options are available 24 x 7 and can be accessed from the comfort of your home.
For Emergencies: 000
Non-urgent enquiries: Police Assistance Centre (staffed 24 x 7) 131 444
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://www.crimestopperswa.com.au/report/
Report Stolen or damaged property (to the value of $3000): https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Police-Direct/Report-Stolen-or-Damaged-Property
Report Lost Property: https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Police-Direct/Report-My-Lost-Property
To reduce the risk of contamination to the community and to our staff please don’t attend Police stations unless absolutely necessary, most issues can be dealt with over the phone or reported online. Please maintain physical distances of at least 1.5 metres if you must come to the stations. Per WA Health Department recommendations, please stay home if you are sick, or have been directly exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Call your local station to discuss your options if you are needing to come in.
In these trying times, we are doing our best to attend all our tasks in a timely manner. However, in order to maintain our high level of support to the community, there may be a delay in some non-urgent investigations.
Rest assured, we will continue to monitor and prioritise all incoming tasks as normal.
We know some people are experiencing difficult times ahead. If you need help, some support to consider:
Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Confidential Helpline: 1800 737 732
Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277