The Range News is Maleny's premium Weekly Newspaper delivered each Friday
to the People of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland from Glasshouse to
Kenilworth and west to Peachester.

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Beerwah leads way in
preventing substance abuse

by Cameron Outridge

The Beerwah community has taken a role in the prevention of volatile substance misuse.   The Beerwah businesses are leading the way by their involvement in the HIPP (Hinterland Inhalant Prevention Partnership).  The partnership is focused on prevention of inhalant use within the community.

The awareness of this issue and its effects in other communities throughout Australia has prompted preventative action and the development of this group.  Partnership members include the Beerwah business community, Beerwah Police, Beerwah State High School, BADYAC, youth agencies and interested community members.

Thank you to Crazy Clarks of Beerwah for showing initiative by modelling responsible retail practices.  For further information or if you would like to have input please contact Ingrid Cox on 0402 807 387, Michelle Lecky on 5494 0505 (BADYAC), Jenny Morris on 5494 0040 (Beerwah High School).

The next partnership meeting will be held on December 2 at 6.30pm at BADYAC.  For enquiries please call any of the numbers listed above.

Library Education Talk

On Wednesday November 10 from 2 to 3pm staff from Cleanaway will be giving a talk on organic recycling at Beerwah Library. This talk will be focusing on composting and worm farming.  This event is free and coincides with National Recycling Week which runs from the 8th to the 14th November.  The Wednesday information session includes afternoon tea and for one lucky person – a free worm farm will be won on the day.

For those interested in attending, bookings are essential.  Please call Beerwah Library on 5494 0221.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.