Roadside Timber: Residents are remind- ed that the collection of firewood from all roadsides across the Parkes Shire is pro- hibited. Under a resolution made in April 1998, the collection or cutting of timber from the roadside will incur an on-the-spot infringement notice.
Parkes Shire Council’s General Manager, Kent Boyd said: “The resolution is in place to prevent the further degradation of road- side vegetation and to preserve rare plant and animal species. Species unique to our Shire, including the Grey-crowned Babbler, Pink Cockatoo and Superb Parrot, use the timber on the roadside for habitat at vari- ous times throughout the year.”
Activities prohibited without prior authori- sation in any roadside reserve area: col- lection of firewood, rock, sand, gravel, dirt or any vegetative material; burning, clear- ing, grading, ploughing or any disturbance to soil or vegetation; grazing, tethering or droving of stock or bee keeping activities; trimming or lopping of trees or other veg- etation. Residents can check with Council on 6861 2343 if they are unsure if their planned roadside activities are prohibited. The same restrictions apply to Crown Re- serve, Travelling Stock Routes and State Forests.
Auditions: Parkes Shire Council is looking for youth actors over 16 to star in this year’s mock crash demonstration. Auditions will take place on Thursday, 11th May at 5pm in the Parkes Shire Council Chambers.
The Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, is en- couraging local up and coming youth ac- tors to attend the auditions. “It will give par- ticipants an overview of all aspects of the project. They will take part in both filmed and live ad-lib exercises.
Local actor Krystle-Lee McMurray, has been involved in the project for the last few years. “It’s a really interesting mix of acting in front of a camera as well as a live audi- ence of over 500 year 10 students.”
Pre-registration for the auditions is essential. Contact Melanie on 6861 2364, or 0428 400 627 or Melanie.Suitor@parkes. nsw.gov.au.
Raffle Winners: Friends of Parkes Hospi- tal Easter Raffle winners are: Bec Parkes – seafood voucher donated by SouthSea Seafood; and Ameila Gersback – Easter eggs donated by Woolworths.
Red Shield Doorknock: The Salvation Army is asking Australians to spare a few hours on 27th – 28th May to collect for its annual Red Shield Doorknock. To volun- teer call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or register online at salvos.org.au/volunteer.