Parade takes a look at the lighter side of life in Bathurst

WINNERS: 2017 Bathurst 1000 V8 winners, Luke Youlden 'piggybacks' David Reynolds onto the winners podium, prior to the presentations.
WINNERS: 2017 Bathurst 1000 V8 winners, Luke Youlden 'piggybacks' David Reynolds onto the winners podium, prior to the presentations.

IF you’re a fan of true crime books, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The murder of anti drug campaigner Donald Mackay is one of the countries most enduring crime mysteries.

Retired journo, and one time friend of Mr Mackay, Terry Jones, has just published a book on Mackay’s murder, The Griffith Wars, which has been selling like hot cakes.

On Friday, October 20, Bathurst Library is hosting a meet the author night with Terry, who will give his audience a glimpse of what happened in Griffith, and how it’s relevant to the wider criminal issues Australia faces today.

The book draws on Terry’s personal diaries and memories, and as the editor of the local newspaper in Griffith at the time of Mackay’s murder, he knew everyone and heard everything.

If you’re keen to get a copy of the book, it’s available at Books Plus, they will also be selling the book on the night.

The evening gets underway at 6pm. Tickets are free. For more information contact the library on 6333 6281.

Council wants your input

Council has engaged Group GSA Landscape Architects to investigate design options for the Perthville Village Square.  The square is opposite Perthville Public School and bounded by Bathurst Street, Tenison Woods Avenue, Rockley Street and Prince Street.

Council would like to hear from the community to have your say visit yoursay.bathurst.nsw.gov.au.