Thank you to those residents who participated in the Parkes 2030 mid-term workshops this week in Bogan Gate, Alectown, Tullamore and Peak Hill. Having reached the mid-way point in the current term of council, Councillors and staff will be visiting each township to ‘check in’ and speak with the community about the projects that have been delivered thus far, and what’s currently in the planning. Next week we will host workshops in Trundle and Parkes, with Cookamidgera to be held the following week. For more information, visit www.parkes.nsw.gov.au.
Nominations are now open for the Parkes Shire Cultural, Community and Sports Awards to be presented at the Australia Day celebrations next year. These awards recognise the hard work and achievements of community members and groups within our region. To nominate an individual or group, visit www.parkes.nsw.gov.au or pick
up a nomination form from Council or one of our libraries.
Small Business Month will wrap up next week, with business owners and operators invited to take part in the last workshop delivered by Id Solutions. The free Data, Finance + Your Business workshop will focus on how businesses can best utilise their local online economic profile to transform their operations. To find out more or to register,
This week Council staff teamed up with Central West Lachlan Landcare to host two Environmental Workshops at Kelly Reserve to celebrate National Water Week.
Kindergarten students from Bogan Gate Public School, Holy Family Primary School, Parkes Christian School and Parkes Public School learned about wetlands, waterbugs, waterbirds, water sources, recycled water and water saving, and got the opportunity to get a hands-on, outdoor learning experience about all things water and the environment.
Thank you to the volunteers from National Parks Association Lachlan Valley Branch and Parkes Garden Club for their assistance.
A reminder that Council’s Learn to Swim program commences next week. Enrolment forms can be downloaded via our website.
Have a safe and enjoyable weekend
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire