I hope our Shire’s farming community has been able to capture some of the sporadic rain over the last week during this unseasonably dry time. The recommendations of the Parkes CBD Vibrancy Strategy seek to improve the overall appearance and performance of the town centre and focus on 6 main areas including, small wins, further designs, car parking and movement, activation and maintenance. The Strategy will be on public exhibition until 20th May.
Another successful NSW Touch Football Junior Regionals was hosted in Parkes recently, seeing over 750 competitors and team officials and their families converge on our great centre. Congratulations to all the organisers and volunteers, it’s great to see such high level competition within our region.
Anzac Day celebrations are planned throughout the Shire next Monday, with services taking place in Alectown, Peak Hill, Bogan Gate, Trundle, Tullamore and Parkes. I encourage all our residents to support our services and pay respect to our past and present servicemen and women.
Our Shire’s iconic ABBA Festival is coming up on May 7th with over 2,000 tickets already sold for this year’s festival. Organisers are excited by the response and say this year is shaping up to be the largest. Enjoy your last weekend of the school holiday period.
Yours Faithfully, Cr Ken Keith OAM