I would firstly like to commend our neighbouring community of Forbes for their resilience during this tough time. Parts of the town, and surrounding farmland, have been devastated following the floods. I wish to thank our local volunteers and emergency personnel for their efforts.
Parkes Shire Council wishes to congratulate Peak Hill on its selection as one of Australia’s Top Best Small Towns. Peak Hill was among the list of 50 small towns across Australia selected by the online travel agency, Discount My Flights. The contest drew over 172 submissions, with Peak Hill earning its spot in the top 50 due to its small
town charm and hospitality.
The October long weekend has finally arrived and is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to explore the Parkes Shire. The 2PK Parkes Country Music Festival kicks off the long weekend, with five days of live country music and entertainment. The Festival program is available from the Parkes Visitor Information Centre or follow the Parkes Country Music Club on Facebook.
Local teenagers can try their hand at cartooning, with Parkes Library hosting a workshop for children aged 12 years and older next Wednesday. Contact Parkes Library on 6861 2309. Don’t forget to download your ‘Colour Pass’ from www.visitparkes.com.au, to access the special deals on offer at our local attractions, shopping outlets and cafes.
Remember double demerit points are in place from today until Monday. Council encourages all motorists to stick to the speed limit, drive to the conditions and schedule plenty of breaks during your trip.
Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend,
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire