Dr Anthony Lynham


Acknowledging local JPs

L to R – Harold Dolan, Roy Walker, Susan Lynch, Norman Hodgkinson, Pam Lynham and Geoffrey Boyce

14 December 2015 –

There are 84,500 Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations registered in Queensland. And just over 900 of them live in the Stafford Electorate.

I hosted an event and Club Chermside earlier this month that provided training for local JPs and Comm Decs. The event also acknowledged the contribution of some of Stafford’s long serving JPs and Comm Decs.

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Harold Doolan, Roy Walker, Norman Hodgkinson, and Geoffrey Boyce were all presented with awards commemorating 25 years’ service as a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations.

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62 years married, Dawn and Norman with Pam Lynham

The day was extra special for Norman Hodgkinson, who celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary with wife Dawn the next day.

JPs and Comm Decs do an enormous amount of unpaid work for the community. Around 3,000 people regularly volunteer at a JP in the community stall around Queensland performing thousands of hours of volunteer work.

There are two regular local JPs in the community stalls in Stafford.

Prince Charles Hospital – Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am – 11am

Stafford City Shopping Centre – Tuesday and Thursday 11am – 4pm and Saturday 9am – midday.