I would firstly like to thank our wonderful local State Emergency Service members for their work responding to all the emer- gency calls during the flash flooding earlier this week. The Parkes area experienced a greater than one in one hundred year rain- fall event on Monday evening, resulting in flooding in parts of the town. A big thank you also to Council’s roads crew for working around the clock, directing traffic around those flooded areas.
Residents are encouraged to share their rainfall data with Council to allow our Infra- structure Department to identify problem areas throughout the town. Upload your flash flood photos, rain gauge readings and location via Council’s website.
With more wet weather on its way, I urge all motorists to exercise extreme caution when travelling. Please avoid walking or driving through flood waters, it may be deeper and faster flowing than anticipated and/or the road may have suffered extensive damage hidden beneath the water. Keep an eye on Council’s website and Facebook page for road closure updates.
The wet weather means the pool season is coming to an end, with Parkes Pool host- ing its Last Summer Splash Pool Party tomorrow.
Council hosted a number of community workshops this week for the development of a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP). The DAIP is an action plan aimed at removing barriers and making practical changes so that people with disability can enjoy the services and facilities provided by Council. Residents are encouraged to complete the DAIP survey via parkes.nsw. gov.au
Enjoy your weekend.
Yours Faithfully, Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire