Choose Aussie produce with CoOL: As Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) became law on Sunday all food produced or manufactured from 1st July 2018 and sold in retail stores in Australia must display these labels. This will help customers to choose Aussie produce and support farmers. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
David Littleproud said research showed nearly three quarters of Australians think it was important to know the country of origin of their food. The new label displays a bar graph of how much of the product was grown by Aussie farmers, and a kangaroo telling us if the food was processed or manufactured in Australia.
Chat About Mental Health: The Tradies Brekky at Hay’s Hardware on 18th July at 7am is a good opportunity to hear about the work of Tradies In Sight. Come along for a free bacon and egg roll and a coffee. Tradies In Sight is a group-based life support group that focuses on helping other tradespeople to build personal and professional relationships.
Plan B – Footy Swag Winners: Footy fans were offered the chance to win a swag over the June long weekend at the Parkes Spaceman versus Forbes Magpies match, thanks to the Forbes/Parkes Community Drug Action Team (CDAT). The winners were Rod Maxwell and Glenn Clarke with Laylah Logan named the under 18’s winner
drawn from 100 adult entries and 70 under 18’s entries.
Volunteer/s needed for Parkrun startup: We would love to start a Parkrun in Forbes/Parkes but need a passionate community member or small team to make it happen. There is a lot of support and help offered from the head office, but the drive must come locally. If anyone is interested in leading the project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Parkrun is a simple concept and an international concept: turn up and walk or run 5km, or 2km if you’re a junior. It doesn’t matter how fast you go or what you’re wearing. Its all about inclusiveness and wellbeing.
New Fire Station In Budget: The NSW 2018-19 budget included continued funding for the new fire station in Parkes with $200,000 provided to establish the design and get started on the groundwork. The NSW Government’s 2017-18 budget included a further $150,000 towards the purchase of land for the new station following a $250,000 investment in the 2016-17 budget.