Remember To Turn Your Clock Back: Daylight Saving ends on Sunday, 3rd April when we turn our clocks back one hour from 3am to 2am. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on Sunday.
Trimming Trees: Essential Energy will begin vegetation management in Parkes this month as part of its routine maintenance on more than 200,000km of powerlines covering 95% of NSW and parts of Southern Queensland. According to Essential Energy they are committed to doing everything to preserve the natural environment, however some management of trees and other vegetation is required to maintain a safe and reliable network. Essential Energy uses directional pruning techniques that remove branches growing towards a powerline and encourage re-growth away from the power network, techniques that are considered best practice throughout the arboriculture industry and are used by most power companies in Australia. Residents can download Essential Energy’s Tree Planting Guide at essentialenergy.com.au/ trees for helpful tips on appropriate species for planting near powerlines or contact 13 23 91 for more information.
Have Your Say: Parents, carers and educators are invited to take part in the consultation for the Department of Education’s Parent and Carers Engagement Framework that will outline how the education sector can work more closely with parents and carers to improve student outcomes. Parents can have a say about the best ways for their school to communicate with them and what can be improved on. The new framework will help parents and carers to better understand their rights, responsibilities and choices in the education system and have access to timely information about their child’s learning, development and wellbeing. To have your say, visit the NSW Government ‘Have Your Say’ website www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/engagement-framework to 30th April.
Give Your Input: Much has been said and written about the parks in our town and what people would like to see. Parkes Shire Council is currently asking for your input into a water play space at Kelly Reserve to help create a detailed design. You can also share your ideas with the development of a masterplan for the Middleton area in Parkes. ‘Your Say’ Parkes is Council’s online community hub where you can provide real input into the direction of projects and decisions that affect our community. Visit https://yoursay.parkes.nsw.gov.au/ for your input.