Our libraries are highly-valued community hubs, and offer excellent literacy programs, study resources and opportunities for residents to read, learn and connect.
This summer, our library service is offering even more – a library fine amnesty in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food to Anglicare.
The food collected by Anglicare will go towards helping those people in our community doing it tough over Christmas, or escaping domestic violence.
I encourage you to return your overdue books, avoid a library fine and donate generously to the food drive.
Volunteers really are the backbone of our Shire. Many people give so generously of their time, skills and expertise to help others, from Justices of the Peace to parents running the sports day canteens – many thousands of hours are given selflessly to make our community stronger.
Council is now giving back to our volunteers by providing a range of training opportunities in a number of key areas, including governance, first aid, better communication, leadership, finances, barista skills and more.
Why not register online, and upskill yourself to help the people you serve.
Summer is a great time to explore the wonderful open spaces we have to offer in our Shire, and one of my favourite places is Bella Vista Farm.
This summer, a number of unmissable events are happening at Bella Vista Farm, including the Farm’s monthly Open Day, Christmas in The Hills, and the annual Shakespeare in the Park – all of which are fantastic ways to explore the farm while enjoying great entertainment with friends and family. You can keep informed by following Bella Vista Farm on Facebook, or checking council’s website.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our residents a very Happy Christmas and a safe New Year.