More than 1300 Goulburn Valley youth have accepted an online invitation to a New Year's Eve party in Tatura, amid fears the event will lead to violence, drug use and damages.KAITLIN THALS November 14, 2012 4:01am
More than 1300 Goulburn Valley youth have accepted an open Facebook invitation to a New Year’s Eve party in Tatura.
The Facebook invitation contains hundreds of posts by local youth about getting drunk and using drugs, having sexual intercourse and removing their clothes.
Police are calling the event ‘‘absoultely ridiculous’’.
The News believes the event is at the same address in Tatura as a party police were called to on Saturday night.
On Saturday, police issued 10 penalty notices to underage people at the address in possession of alcohol.
One penalty notice was issued to the owner for noise problems and one penalty notice was issued to an 18-year-old male for offensive behaviour.
He was observed urinating on a nature strip.
‘‘These parties have become more frequent at this address in recent weeks and the neighbouring residents have had enough, so they will be happy to read about it,’’ Tatura Police Sergeant Darryl Phillips told the Tatura Guardian this week.
The party’s Facebook page contains 10 party rules, including ‘‘you have to get completely f******; you can’t say no to anything; noones aloud (sic) in without goon (cask wine) slung over there (sic) shoulder and throughout the countdown everyone has to remove there (sic) clothing’’.
In September last year police issued a warning to parents about underage parties in the Goulburn Valley.
The warning came after a Shepparton East party was advertised on Facebook and police believed about 600 youth would attend.
The party was cancelled.
Shepparton police Senior Sergeant Ross Brittain yesterday said police were aware of the New Year’s Eve Facebook party and were making inquires about the open invitation event.
‘‘As we’ve seen, there is a big risk with parties posted on a public forum, once you put it into the public arena you have no control of who’s attending and numbers,’’ Sen Sgt Brittain said.
‘‘If you have this amount of people (1300) at a residential premises, it’s absolutely ridiculous.’’
Sen Sgt Brittain said when people organised public online events they did not think about the consequences.
He said large parties could attract ‘‘drug issues, assaults, damages, behavioural issues and criminal offences’’.
Shepparton coach Brad Campbell and his young Bears are looking forward to tackling the might of Kyabram at Deakin Reserve in Goulburn Valley Football League.
With Dookie sitting fourth on the ladder the Bears expected a hard contest on their home deck and when they kicked the first two goals it was game on.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
Ross Morgan’s dreams of reliving his go kart racing days with his son have been shattered.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
Ky export gets first Navy Blues win.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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