Call For Elvis Photo Entries: While you have more time on your hands during this period of self isolation, why not sort through your Elvis photos and pick some to enter for the Elvis Photography Competition? The competition has become a popular event at the Parkes Elvis Festival and showcases work from amateur and established photographers. The competition will close on 1st July. You can find the categories, competition T&Cs and entry form at http://bit.ly/2ozJE7p If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uber Postpones: Following an announcement earlier this year that Uber planned to launch across the state, including in Parkes, a lot has changed in the weeks since then. In an effort to help limit the spread of COVID-19, Uber has temporarily paused its plans to launch the Uber app across all of regional NSW.
Elections Only Next Year: The local government elections due to be held on 12th September this year will be postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The decision to postpone the elections was necessary to ensure the health and safety of voters, NSW Electoral Commission staff and candidates. The NSW Government now intends to hold the elections in September 2021. The Parkes Shire is one of 126 councils that will now hold their elections next year. Parkes Shire councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the rescheduled local government elections are held. The election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be conducted at the September 2020 Council meeting. Parkes Shire Council’s General Manager, Kent Boyd welcomed the decision. “The health and safety of our community is paramount. This decision mitigates the risk to our community, as well as provides a level of stability and continuity during this time of uncertainty. Our current elected representatives, as well as our entire workforce, are working hard to ensure good governance continues during this crisis and beyond.” For more information, visit the NSW Office of Local Government website.
Astro Dish Take Away: Many Parkes businesses, including cafés and restaurants, are offering online options, such as ordering take away meals, as well as delivery. The Astro Dish Motor Inn has a take away menu on offer. Visit www.astrodishrestaurant.com.au/menu/ and call 6862 3000 to order.