Book Packs for Farmers: The combined efforts of Neighbourhood Central, Parkes Shire Council, Parkes Shire Libraries, Car- bon8 and funding from the Federal Government are giving Parkes Shire farmers the opportunity to receive free farmer packs to help farmers find ways to be more sustainable and regenerative. Pack 1 is designed for the farmer who is new to the concept of sustainable/regenerative farming, and Pack 2 is for the farmer looking to strengthen their knowledge on the subject. Packs are available for collection from Neighbourhood Central and all the Parkes Shire Libraries from Monday, 16th November. For further information contact Neighbourhood Central on 6862 3757 or email: email@example.com
Parkes Pilots And Weather: Safe skies in bad weather is the focus of a special safety seminar for Parkes pilots next week. Pilots will learn how to make the right decisions when the weather turns against them. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is holding the seminar as part of a campaign to reduce weather related accidents. CASA’s Peter Gibson says correct decision making by pilots is crucial. “Accidents continue to happen when pilots flying visually get into deteriorating weather. Local pilots will learn more about how to assess weather before and during flight, how to plan for weather and how to make good decisions. All pilots receive training on weather related safety but ongoing education in this vital area is essential,” said Peter. The Parkes aviation safety seminar is on Tuesday, 17th November at 6pm at the Parkes Aero Club. Bookings are essential to allow COVID-19 requirements to be met. Book online at Weather to Fly seminar.
Suicide Monitoring System: The NSW Government has introduced the state’s first ever Suicide Monitoring System, which will provide up-to-date data for health and support services about the number of suicide deaths across the state. NSW Nationals Upper House MP, Sam Farraway said the system would inform critical decisions about services and local health responses in. From 1st January to 30th September this year, there were 673 suspected or confirmed suicide deaths in NSW, one more than the same time period last year. If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide or experiencing a personal crisis or distress, please seek help immediately by calling 000 or Lifeline 13 11 14; Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467; NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511.