Justice of the Peace call heard loud and clear

An appeal for new blood in the Te Awamutu Justice of the Peace community through the Te Awamutu News last week has come up trumps.

Ann Rawson, chairperson of the Te Awamutu branch of the Waikato Justices of the Peace Association, is planning a meeting for potential new JPs after nine people answered her call in Viv Posselt’s story.

She explained last week that the Te Awamutu numbers had fallen following the retirement of several senior JPs over the past year.

The district is served by 41 JPs – but the branch could do with 50. JPs are volunteers and achieving that status takes about year.
The call for new members is still being made and Ann wants to encourage younger people to join, particularly in the 30 to 50 age group.

The meeting for potential members will take the form of a Q and A session and provide an opportunity for potential JPs to question current ones.

Ann said having all the potential members together for the session is beneficial.

“People often ask questions others would not have thought of.”

Readers keen to know more can contact Ann at [email protected], or on 021 2066 761.

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