ROLEYSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD FAMILY CENTRE INC. Social Impact Statement 2017
To view the statement conducted late 2017 please CLICK HERE
ROLEYSTONE GREEN BAG INFORMATION
To view information flyer for Roleystone CLICK HERE Collect your green bag from Roleystone Family Centre 9am to 3pm weekdays during school terms.
Green Bag flagging is supported by the State Government’s State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC).
Q: What is Green Bag flagging?
A: Displaying a green bag at the front of your property during an emergency indicates to the authorities that you’ve already self-evacuated (Green means I’ve gone). This allows Police or other emergency authorities to prioritise checking on other properties where no green bag is displayed, thus saving time and potential lives. This system is particularlyeffective in semi-rural areas and has been used successfully overseas.
Q: When should I use a green bag?
A: Use a green bag as a flagging device when you’re self-evacuating and when you are confident no other people remain at the property. You should only use the green bag flagging system when you have enough time to do so. Your life comes first.
Q: Where can I get a green bag?
A: You can purchase green bags from most supermarkets. There are also a limited number of green bags available from your Local Government office.
Q: Where should I put the green bag when I leave?
A: Put the green bag at the front of your driveway, where it can be clearly seen from the road. Weigh it down with a heavy item such as a rock or brick. Alternatively, tie it to a gate, letterbox or fence-post.
Q: If I evacuate, will my possessions be safe?
A: Emergency responders will be working in and around the area and it is likely anyone entering a marked property will be noticed and investigated. If time allows, lock your property when you leave.
Q: Why do we need this system?
A: Time is critical for successful evacuations in fast moving emergencies. Property-by-property checks by emergency authorities are time consuming, so the green flagging system allows them to move faster through an affected area. This could save lives! If the emergency authorities are confident you’ve left for a safer place, they can check other properties first.
Q: Should I wait until I’m told to evacuate?
A: During an emergency, the safest option is to evacuate early. Leaving at the last minute could be deadly. Take advice from emergency services personnel, and keep up-to-date by checking information from a range of sources.
Q: What if I’m disabled or have limited mobility
and need to evacuate?
A: If you are disabled or unable to move easily, contact WA Police on 131 444 as soon as possible to let them know your circumstances. They will provide advice on what to do.
Q: Could they blow away or be burnt?
A: This is always a risk, but any flagging objects are subject to these issues. If the bags blow away or are
damaged, the property will be checked as if it had not been flagged at all.
Q: How can I stay up-to-date during an emergency?
A: During an emergency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services issues alerts and warnings through a variety of sources including:
• 13 DFES (13 3337) Emergency Information Line
• ABC and 6PR radio
• Follow DFES on Twitter
• Follow on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dfeswa/?fref=ts
For current dates please go to the Roleystone Markets Facebook page.
Formed as a sub- committee of the Roleystone Community Garden and with sponsorship and support of Our Community Bank – Bendigo Bank the new Roleystone Market Committee have hit the ground running, coordinating what promises to be a fantastic year of markets. We hope the Roleystone Markets will become a fixture in the Perth market scene and a can’t miss destination for not only the local community but the Perth community as a whole.
Find them on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RoleystoneMarkets
BABY RHYME TIME – 3rd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Created for children under two years of age and their carers, the Baby Rhyme Time sessions aim to encourage babies and toddlers to develop an early love of language, rhymes and songs.
These sessions will provide parents and their babies with a chance to bounce and sing-a-long to some of their favourite rhymes while showing parents how to entertain and educate their baby at home, and helping babies build a firm foundation for learning to read.
The initiative encourages families to use the library services and help children to gain a head start with their reading in preparation for school.
Each session goes for 20-30 minutes. Parents are encouraged afterwards, to choose some wonderful books to take home for their baby. Please leave your pram at home as space I limited. For further information please contact Seville Grove Library on 93990800
If your local business or organization is not listed above, or if any of the above information is incorrect, please contact Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre on 9496 1115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.