One Lucky Parkes Resident Wins Big On Maccas Monopoly: Kodie-Lee is a stay-at-home mum, with a 14-month-old daughter, Molly, and her partner is a truck driver. Kodie-Lee is extremely happy with the win, as the family has been facing hard times with the current cost of living crisis. The free fuel for a year, means the pressure is taken off having to decide whether they can visit family in Newcastle and go on holidays next year, because of the rising cost of fuel. The Maccas Monopoly win has now made it all possible.
NSW Government Bans Phones At School: Starting this month, students will not be able to use mobile phones at school, including during recess and lunch breaks. This ban comes into place after consultation with teachers, students, and parents, for a better learning environment and outcomes for all. Read more about the ban here: bit.ly/MobilePhone-Ban
National BBQ Championships Forbes: If you haven’t yet, get your team together and register today for the 2023 National BBQ Championships Forbes. Head to the Forbes Council website for registration details at www.forbes.nsw.gov.au.
There is an impressive $10K prize pool up for grabs. We are excited to have Master Chef contestant and Taste of Australia foodie Hayden Quinn judging and providing a cooking demonstration. The event will feature market stalls, local live music, children’s entertainment and a bar. Don’t miss all of the action on Saturday 28th October from 12pm – 8pm at Grinsted Oval, Gordon Duff Drive, Forbes. Cost is free to attend. Tickets available via 123Tix.com.au.
Local Land Services NSW: The Landcare movement has received a major boost with the NSW Government announcing $33 million in funding to employ up to 83 full-time equivalent local and regional Landcare coordinators and support staff across NSW. Applications for the NSW Landcare Enabling Program 2023-2027: Local and Regional Coordinators grants are now open, with details and program guidelines available at www.nsw.gov.au/lep
Hilltops Region – Iandra Castle Open Day: Iandra Castle is opening to the public this weekend, on Sunday, 15 October 2023, from 10am-2pm. Plan a day out with the family exploring this rich piece of history within the Hilltops Region while enjoying a delicious BBQ cooked by the Rotary Club of Young NSW. Bookings are essential and available online: www.iandracastle.com.au