OPINION: Parade takes a lighter look at life in Bathurst and surrounds

PARADE has seen his fair share of bad parking over the years, but the effort he saw on Wednesday was a shocker. 

SNAPSHOT: Golden retrievers Leila and Billy at last month's RSPCA Million Paws Walk held at the pathway by the Macquarie River.

SNAPSHOT: Golden retrievers Leila and Billy at last month's RSPCA Million Paws Walk held at the pathway by the Macquarie River.

One car up at Bathurst Hospital was parked across the lines. 

To be fair, the lines were only marked up at the hospital a few weeks ago. But lines are there to help people, like Parade, who can’t park well.

What’s the point of lines all over the road if drivers either ignore them or have serious issues parking a car between them?

If the lines are there, please use them.

Parade also came across a brilliant page on Facebook the other week – “Bad parkers in Bathurst”.

Seriously, check it out, Bathurst, if you want to see some really bad parks. 

It’s a shame the page has only been updated three times this year. 

If Parade had access to the page, then there would be about six posts a day. 

Game on for this year’s Astley Cup

THE annual school sports competition between Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange High School is locked in to begin on Thursday morning, as Orange are away to Bathurst for the first round of the Astley Cup. 

Orange will be looking to defend their title, while Bathurst will be set on regaining the crown they last won in 2015. 

The match-up between Bathurst and Orange has been described as potentially the strongest ever, considering how often the two schools have been playing each other in other high school state competitions.

Sports will be played on both Thursday and Friday. The first event – the boys’ soccer – will start at 9.30am on Thursday at Proctor Park, to be followed by girls’ soccer at 10.45am.

Athletics will be played at Bathurst Sportsground at 1pm and tennis will round the day off at 2.30pm at the Bathurst Tennis Centre.

Girls’ netball will start Friday off at 9.15am at the Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium, to be followed by boys’ basketball (11am) and girls’ hockey (12.45pm). The final sport will be rugby league at Carrington Park at 2.15pm. 

Mulvey Cup debating will be held at 6pm on Thursday. 

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