Forbes Shire Council Comment

Forbes Mayor Graham Miller with Lions Youth of the Year finalists Jade Lin, Ragari Jeya Kumar, Charles O'Neill, Phoeber McIlwraith and Ava Del Tufo, organiser Peter Perry and Councillor Phyllis Miller.

Forbes Mayor Graham Miller with Lions Youth of the Year finalists Jade Lin, Ragari Jeya Kumar, Charles O'Neill, Phoeber McIlwraith and Ava Del Tufo, organiser Peter Perry and Councillor Phyllis Miller.

Forbes hosted the NSW Lions Youth of the Year State Final on Saturday night at the Forbes Services Memorial Club.

A Mayoral Reception was held at the Town Hall before the event and it was my pleasure to welcome all of the state finalists of the five districts of Lions and their families to Forbes. The contestants presented very well and the winner was Ava Del Tufo, Pambula Merimbula Lions Club.

Youth Week – was such a fantastic event last week and it was great to see so many young people involved in the activities.

Students from Forbes High School and Red Bend Catholic College had a great time during their Colour Runs then at YouthFest on Friday night, there was spectacular talent on display.

Planning for the future – Over the weekend, Council staff promoted the draft Our Forbes Shire Community Strategic Plan and attended the Rotary Ipomoea Markets and the Bedgerabong Country Fair.

Yesterday we had two public meeting sessions in the Forbes Town Hall and we are still encouraging residents to make sure they have their say.

The plan is on public exhibition until 5pm Thursday and can be viewed at www.forbes.nsw.gov.au or our Council administration offices.

Easter fun – This weekend is going to be another great weekend in Forbes with the Good Friday Camel Races and the Easter Bowls competition.

There is also a great activity for the whole family to enjoy on Saturday with the Easter Festival at Apex Park from 10am. This is a free event and is organised by Havannah House.

On behalf of Council, I wish everyone a lovely Easter break and if you are travelling, please drive safely. The garbage collection and recycling service will operate as normal over the break.

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