Get screened: The BreastScreen NSW mobile unit will be in Parkes from 20th June to 28th July offering free screening mammograms to all women aged 50-74 years at the Little Theatre carpark.
Local women are encouraged to make a booking by calling 13 20 50. It only takes 20 minutes and could save your life. One in eight women in NSW will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For women over 50, this is the best way of finding breast cancer early. Despite these figures, only around one in two women in NSW receive their regular mammogram through BreastScreen NSW. You can also pop into the van while it is in Parkes to make a booking.
Bridge options: The NSW Government has allocated $300,000 to develop options for the future of the Mandagery Creek bridge on Henry Parkes Way in Manildra. The bridge was built in 1930 and is in poor condition. The funding will be used to determine how best to provide a longer last- ing and safer bridge for all road users.
Sports grants: The Parkes Sports Coun- cil is calling for applications for funding in the Northparkes sports grants. There is $15,000 available this round for distribu- tion to projects that promote participation in sport or improve sporting facilities.
Northparkes Mine and the Parkes Sports Council joined forces to provide financial assistance grants to sporting groups in the Parkes Shire.
Parkes Shire Sports Council Chair, Al Gersbach said: “This round is the last in the five-year agreement with Northparkes Mines.”
Applications close on Friday, 30th June. Sporting clubs and organisations wanting to learn how to make a standout applica- tion, Council’s grants officers will be hosting a workshop, providing one-on-one as- sistance on Wednesday, 21st June from 12.30 to 1.30pm at the Parkes Library. To reserve a spot call 6861 2398. Lunch will be provided.
For more information about the Northparkes Sports Grants visit www.parkes. nsw.gov.au or contact the Council’s Grants Officers on 6861 2398.