Five Days Of Double Demerits: Double demerit points will be in force from today (Friday, 22nd January) to Tuesday, 26th January (inclusive) for all speeding, seat belt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences for the Australia Day long weekend. Key double demerit points that will be in force are: Exceed the speed limit by 10km/h and under; Exceed the speed limit by over 10km/h; Exceed the speed limit by over 20km/h; Exceed the speed limit by over 30km/h; Exceed the speed limit by over 45km/h; Driver not wearing seatbelt; Driver penalty for each passenger not wearing a seatbelt; Rider on a motorcycle not wearing a helmet; Rider penalty for passenger on a motorcycle not wear- ing a helmet; Using a mobile phone while driving. Parkes Highway Patrol Sergeant Martin Ling warned drivers they were at the greatest risk of losing their licence during this five-day period. “Remember to slow down, schedule plenty of breaks during your trip, don’t drink and drive, limit distractions in the car and ensure all your passengers are wearing their seatbelts.”
Craft Corner Closed: Following the storm and flooding on 2nd January, Craft Corner Parkes will be closed until further notice.
Arts Revival Exhibition Closed: As a result of the recent storm damage to the Parkes Library & Cultural Centre, Council decided to close the Art Revival Exhibition. The exhibition titled ‘Revival,’ showcased a wide variety of artists and artistic mediums from the Parkes Shire. Scheduled to run until Australia Day, it was the first exhibition to be held in the newly painted and carpeted Coventry Room, following the Library refurbishments last year. Cultural Education & Library Services Manager Kerryn Jones thanked all the artists who contributed their work and the volunteers who helped to make it such a success. “During the two weeks the exhibition was open, it had been extremely successful, with over 400 people in attendance, and the sale of 13 artworks. For information about the Arts Revival Exhibition contact the Parkes Library on 6862 9101.
Cubby House Raffle: The winner of the Rotary Club of Parkes Cubby House raffle was drawn on 23rd December last year, and the winner was Sue McLellan of Parkes. She donated her prize to the Vidler family of Parkes. Rotary thanked all the sponsors: Parkes Hardware, Glassplace, McCabe Constructions, Handi Steel, Langlands Hanlon and Astro Dish Motel.