More than 130 students from Parkes East Public School had the opportunity to learn about Council’s role in the community during an outdoor, interactive lesson. Council workers did a lesson across the road from the school where they have been constructing a pipeline for the new Water Treatment Plant. Students learned about worksite safety, environmental awareness and careers at Council, before getting behind the wheel of a stationary piece of machinery for hands on learning. (See photo on page 7.)
The wet weather couldn’t dampen the fun at the 30th anniversary of the Trundle Bush Tucker Day with the live performance by Troy Cassar-Daley the highlight of the day. Congratulations to the organising committee delivering such a great event.
Parkes residents are encouraged to enroll in this summer’s Learn to Swim Programs. Parkes Shire Council will run the Learn to Swim programs for the first time at the pool. The 10-week term kicks off on 10th October for all ages and abilities. Enrolment details can be found on Council’s website www.parkes.nsw.gov.au.
Residents will take to the polls tomorrow for the Local Government Elections. Prepoll voting in the Coventry Room in Bogan Street ends today at 6pm. Residents can vote for five or more candidates. A number of roads have been closed due to heavy downfalls and flooding. Council urges motorists to avoid flood waters. For a current list of road closures visit Council’s website.
Enjoy your weekend.
Parkes Shire Council