Parkes Shire Council would like to thank all the residents who participated in National Tree Day on Sunday, 31st July. As part of the 50 Million Trees Program, Parkes Shire Council teamed up with Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) and more than 30 volunteers to plant 320 trees, just off the Condobolin Road. It turned out to be a perfect winter’s day for planting and participants were rewarded for all their hard work with a BBQ lunch, generously donated by Parkes Coles.
Local Cricket stalwart Greg Morrissey was honoured last Friday, 29th July with the official naming of the Greg Morrissey Field at McGlynn Park in Parkes. Council received a proposal to name the field in recognition of Mr Morrissey and his many years of dedicated service to the cricket fraternity within New South Wales, as well as his untiring devotion to the community of Parkes.
Council marked the occasion by unveiling the new Greg Morrissey Field sign. We wish all of the Shire’s Show committees the best of luck, with the first of the region’s shows kicking off next week. The 93rd Tullamore Show will have something for everyone on offer when the gates open to the public on Friday, 12th August. Staff from Parkes Shire Council will be there and we encourage everyone to swing by the Council exhibit and say hello.
Council has gone into caretaker mode with nominations for new councillors now open. Anyone planning on becoming a candidate must nominate with the Returning Officer before 12 noon on 10th August 2016. Nomination forms can be obtained on the election web page www.votensw.info The NSW local council general elections will be held on Saturday, 10th September 2016.
Enjoy your weekend.
Parkes Shire Council