Taking to the Garage Sale Trail
BATHURST will join the national Garage Sale Trail for the first time this year.
Previously, we have held an annual community garage sale at Mount Panorama, but with the impact of current restrictions, the decision has been made to take the garage sale in a new direction, partnering with the Garage Sale Trail.
The Garage Sale Trail is an annual nationwide event providing residents, shop owners, schools and community groups with a chance to de-clutter and sell pre-loved goods.
Anyone taking part can opt to hold a physical or online garage sale on the weekend of November 21 and 22.
The Garage Sale Trail encourages waste reduction, recycling and on-selling of used goods and is a great way to clean up around the home and make a little extra cash.
Registration to participate in the Garage Sale Trail is now open. For more information on the Garage Sale Trail and how to take part, visit council's website or follow the BRC Events Facebook page.
The Garage Sale Trail website includes information about the event as well as the opportunity to sign up for free online tutorials that focus on farewelling fast fashion.
THE Chifley Dam level is nearing capacity at 98.3 per cent, with inflows still occurring.
While we now have a bit more freedom as to how we use our water with water restrictions scaled back to high, we need to continue to work together as a community and do all we can to save our drinking water.
For information on what we can do under high level water restrictions, visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/waterrestrictions
COUNCIL has completed the second stage of the CBD CCTV project which was funded with $400,000 from the Federal Government and a $250,000 contribution from council.
The CCTV scheme aims to increase safety and deter crime and antisocial behaviour.
The CCTV installation was a staged rollout, with stage one commissioned in July last year.
The second stage of the project included the expansion of the control centres, laying of fibre and installation of 10 cameras along William Street, Keppel Street, Russell Street, Howick Street and George Street.
Completion of the second stage brings the total investment to $1 million.
Mayor Bobby Bourke
We're looking for rising stars
I AM asking members of the community to come forward and nominate a special person to be in the running for the 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
This year the awards include two new categories, One to Watch and NSW Woman of Excellence, which respectively recognise young rising stars and women who are exceptional role models.
I'm sure our community will get behind this program and submit a nomination.
The new One to Watch honour is about celebrating a group of girls from seven to 17 who are emerging as future leaders through their acts of kindness, strength and determination.
The 2021 award categories are: The Premier's Award for Woman of the Year, NSW Woman of Excellence, NSW Community Hero, NSW Young Woman of the Year, NSW Regional Woman of the Year, NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, NSW One to Watch Award.
Nominations close on September 22. For more information, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au.
Our great grandparents
THEY are the smiling faces that light up the world for their grandchildren, as well as being a welcome helping hand for parents.
Now it's time to say a big thank you to these very special people by nominating someone for the Local Grandparent of the Year for the Bathurst Electorate.
Local Grandparent of the Year Awards are a highlight of Grandparents' Day, which will be celebrated on Sunday, October 25.
There's no denying it's been tough on our grandparents this year with COVID-19 meaning they have had to isolate more than most to keep themselves safe. That means they haven't been able to see their family members as much, but they have still been there for us on the phone and via video calls.
Grandparents' Day is the perfect opportunity to show grandparents just how much they are loved and appreciated.
Nominations close at midnight on September 30, 2020. Email email@example.com or, for more information, visit www.grandparentsday.nsw.gov.au/
ANY time a person is recognised with state representation is a very special occasion in their life.
Nominations are now open for the NSW Government State Representative Award.
Nominees of any age who have represented NSW in a competitive field such as sport, music, the arts or academic, either nationally or internationally, may be eligible.
I know there are many deserving residents across the Bathurst Electorate who would qualify for this award and I would welcome their submission to firstname.lastname@example.org for endorsement before being submitted to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.