End of swimming season: Parkes residents are invited to make a splash at the pool on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. The Parkes Shire Council is hosting a swimathon fundraiser for the Life Education Van. Relay teams will take turns swimming laps over the course of six hours. Each year over 300,000 students participate in the Life Education programs, teaching kids the importance of a good diet, exercise and overall health and wellbeing. Entry to the town pool will be free.
Youth week: Get Involved, Be Heard, Make a Difference. Parkes Shire Council, combined with the Community Drug Action Team (CDAT), will host a youth Sunday Session at Parkes Aquatic Centre this Sunday as part of the 2017 Youth Week celebrations. Parkes Shire Mayor, Cr Ken Keith OAM said: “Youth Week celebrations across the
Parkes Shire will take advantage of the last day of the pool season, with the inflatable slide making an appearance along with music, games and giveaways.” This year’s Youth Week from today to 9th April, will be the single largest event across Australia for youth aged between 12 and 25. “Youth Week is a chance for our local young people to share their ideas, have their voices heard on issues that concern them and take part in some fun, free events.” For more details about Youth Week events in the Parkes Shire, visit parkes.nsw.gov.au
Bizkeys: The Police respond to crimes at all times. Sometimes businesses are subjected to crimes when they are closed, and it can be challenging for police to locate a key holder at these times. The NSW Police Force maintains a confidential and secure database, called Bizkeys, where business owners supply a list of key holders with contact details. It is an important and very useful tool if say for example, a window of a business premises is broken at night, the police can ring so the business can be secured again. Business owners are encouraged to contact the Crime Prevention Officer for the Lachlan Local Area Command, Senior Constable Daniel Greef, on 6862
9936 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a business keyholder form.