Road Safety Storytime: Next week’s Storytime at the Parkes Library on Tuesday at 10:30am will focus on road safety for young children and be led by special guests from Kids and Traffic. Come along and join in the fun with stories, songs, rhymes and craft. Kids and Traffic are early childhood road safety education specialists based at Macquarie University and funded by Transport for NSW. Team Leader Louise Cosgrove said Storytime was a great way to engage with children and families in talking about all the things that they could do together to keep safe when they’re out and about.
Nominate A Tradie: Remember to enter our Tradie of the Month competition by Friday, 27th May. Simply send your nomination to us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org stating your favourite tradie’s name, workplace and contact number. We would love to see some female tradies going in the draw too! The winner each month wins a fabulous prize from Totally Work Wear, Parkes!
Vote Tomorrow: The Federal Election is tomorrow, 21st May and voting takes place from 8am to 5pm at the following venues in the Parkes Shire: Parkes East Public School, Parkes High School, Parkes Public School, Middleton Public School, Assemblies of God (7 Rees Ave); Soldiers Memorial Hall (Alectown), Tullamore Central School, Peak Hill Central School, Bogan Gate Public School, Trundle War Memorial Hall. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place at polling stations. Remember voting is compulsory for Australian citizens aged 18 years and over. For more information visit aec.gov.au
Seniors Travel Card Very Popular: Less than four months after applications opened for the third year of the NSW Regional Seniors Travel Card, more than 300,000 people are on board. Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the program, which gave recipients a $250 prepaid Visa card to use on fuel, taxis, pre-booked NSW TrainLink Regional trains and coaches, and select community transport services, had received a record customer satisfaction rating of nearly 100%. Fuel continues to be the most popular purchase on the card, followed by taxi trips and then train and bus fares. Eligible seniors have until 30 November 2022 to apply for this year’s card. More information can be found at: service.nsw.gov.au/regionalseniorstravel.