Serv­ing the lo­cals

JP help­ing peo­ple for more than 25 years

Isis Town and Country - - News - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

SHE has been a fa­mil­iar face in our community for al­most two decades and Ce­leste Bet­tridge has worked in of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tion for the Queens­land po­lice for 27 years.

Mrs Bet­tridge has been recog­nised for her dis­tin­guished ser­vice as a Jus­tice of the Peace for Queens­lan­ders.

In Childers last Fri­day af­ter­noon, Mem­ber for Burnett Stephen Ben­nett pre­sented Mrs Bet­tridge with a cer­tifi­cate, signed by the At­tor­ney-Gen­eral, in recog­ni­tion for her 25 years’ ser­vice in front of friends and lo­cals res­i­dents.

Mr Ben­nett con­grat­u­lated Mrs Bet­tridge and thanked her for her con­tri­bu­tion to the community.

“JPs play an im­por­tant role in our com­mu­ni­ties,

“It’s nice to be able to take the time to thank our JPs who make in­valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to our community,” Mr Ben­nett said.

Mrs Bet­tridge said work­ing for the Queens­land Po­lice, it’s her duty to sign and wit­ness doc­u­ments.

“I have been in Childers for over 17 years and work part time at the Childers po­lice sta­tion.”

“I mostly wit­ness driv­ers li­cence re­newal and have seen the next gen­er­a­tion grow to get their li­cence.”

Be­ing a small community Mrs Bet­tridge is a fa­mil­iar face around town and will con­tinue to ser­vice her community.

Jus­tices of the Peace (JPs) vol­un­teer to serve the pub­lic by sign­ing doc­u­ments that need a qual­i­fied wit­ness.

Their ser­vices range from wit­ness­ing and sign­ing for­mal doc­u­ments to hear­ing cer­tain types of court mat­ters, al­lows lawyers and the courts to con­cen­trate on com­plex le­gal mat­ters.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

MILE­STONE: Mem­ber for Burnett Stephen Ben­nett con­grat­u­lates Ce­leste Bet­tridge. Ce­leste has been a JP for more than 25 years.

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