THE heat has been on this past week in Bathurst.
It’s been boring down on the city as a suffocatingly slow-moving heatwave moves across the state, adding another degree of difficulty to Bathurst gardeners’ lives as they contend with the recently introduced water restrictions.
Bathurst was a chance of a January heat record on three days in this past week, but dodged the bullet each time, falling short of the 40.2 degrees that would have set an unwanted new mark.
The heat was also on our mayor this week as he dealt with an insurrection over the timing of the city’s Australia Day citizenship ceremony.
The ceremony was to have been held this Friday, the day before Australia Day, but deputy mayor Bobby Bourke came out all guns blazing when the change became apparent to him.
After a bit of argy-bargy, the citizenship ceremony found its way back to Saturday, Australia Day, but it’s possible some bad feelings will linger over the controversy.
It might be a bit icy among some of our councillors for a little while – it's just a pity some of that couldn’t be added to our weather forecast.