Parkes Shire residents and affected business operators are invited to attend the Parkes Shire Drought Forum on Tuesday, 11th September at Parkes Services Club at 5:30pm. Council wants to gain input from the community on how the Federal Government’s allocation of $1 million of drought funding can be applied for best effect. The forum is also an opportunity to communicate what other relief programs and support are on offer. Register your attendance
The Parkes Ministers Association are inviting residents to attend the Parkes Prays for our Farming Community on Sunday, 9th September at St George’s Church lawn.
We are delighted at the Federal Government’s announcement of $860,000 funding towards the widening and seal of the final 6.2 kilometre section of the Bogan Way (MR350) to address a number of bottlenecks, and complement the new two-lane Kadina Bridge near Bogan Gate delivered earlier this year.
Tickets for the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival will go on sale next week after the official program launch on Monday. For the first time ever, over 40 events will go on sale via the Festival website www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au.
Residents are encouraged to do a spring clean ahead of the 2018 Bulky Waste Clean-up between Monday, 17th September and Friday, 21st September. Residents can place waste neatly next to the edge of the kerb. For more information visit www.parkes.nsw.gov.au
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire