PARADE: Got your green thumb ready to help the community?

SNAPSHOT: This sky-high view over McPhillamy Park and Mount Panorama was taken by Western Advocate reader Wayne Cole. 061218snap
SNAPSHOT: This sky-high view over McPhillamy Park and Mount Panorama was taken by Western Advocate reader Wayne Cole. 061218snap

KEEN to get a little greener? Parade has heard about a tree planting day this Sunday and you’re all invited. 

The planting will be held at Hawthornden Creek, Jacques Park, South Bathurst and helpers young and old are encouraged to come along.

Trees, shrubs and grasses will need to be planted.

The event is being run by Bathurst Regional Council and anyone interested in finding out more should contact council’s recreation section on 6333 6233 or visit the Sustainable Bathurst Facebook page.

It’s about time to get Water Wise

YOU know that tap that just keeps on dripping? The one you tighten as tight as you can but it still keep on dripping?

Well, that dripping tap can waste about 20,000 litres of water every year.

Bathurst Regional Council has issued a reminder to residents that now is a great time to do a little maintenance to make sure you are not wasting water.

People are urged to check their toilets are not releasing water between flushes and reminded that dripping taps could be fixed by simply changing the washer.

Feeling arty? Go and take a look

Keen to see some great art in your own backyard?

Two new exhibitions opened at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on Friday and Parade thinks they are well worth a look.

The first is called Sustaining Light by artist Rachel Ellis who has painted and drawn the region’s landscapes, streetscapes and interiors.

Sustaining Light brings together selected works from public and private collections which highlight the artist’s interest in light and the relationships it describes.

The other exhibition is STEEL: art design architecture which showcases innovative works by 29 contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects.

It provides an extensive cross-section of current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships to this essential material.

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery is open from 10am until 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 11am-2pm on Sundays. Entry is free.