Council ready to welcome new GM

Dancing stars: choreographers Kristen Woods, Rachel Wythes, Emily Allegri and Kate Ralph and singers Leonie Burton, Emily Pavey and Jo Mattiske started the night with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
Dancing stars: choreographers Kristen Woods, Rachel Wythes, Emily Allegri and Kate Ralph and singers Leonie Burton, Emily Pavey and Jo Mattiske started the night with Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.

First and foremost I would like to welcome the incoming General Manager Steve Loane who will be starting his role on Monday November 13.

His vast experience in the livestock industry and regional councils will stand him in good stead in Forbes. We’re looking forward to working with Steve to advance our community.

Speaking of community, I was very proud to see so many people generously donate their time and money to CanAssist Dancing with the Stars last Saturday night.

A total $61000 was raised through this event and the proceeds will be used to help those touched by cancer and their families.

Thank you to those that attended the CBD Masterplan forums at the Town Hall. Many great ideas were thrown around.

The data collected from the forums will contribute to the final CBD master plan, which when approved will be implemented expediently.

Exciting changes ahead, watch this (CBD) space.

I also attended the unveiling of new Forbes Skatepark artwork on Monday.

This was completed as part of the Kalari Lachlan River Arts Festival (kudos to Margot Jolly and Ro Burns).

The artwork looks instantly brighter and more vibrant. While at the skatepark I spoke to a couple of boys who use the park regularly.

I was impressed with their suggestions for improvement, which is why we must encourage and empower our youth to contribute to their community and instil in them a sense of pride and ownership.

Please contact the council to join the Forbes Youth Action Team if you are interested in making a difference.

Finally don’t forget to subscribe to What’s On in Forbes (visit the Council website) to keep up to date with all the exciting events happening around town.

There are so many wonderful events and workshops out there for everyone.

For those interested in hosting events please contact the council to register your events so more people can share your good ideas/products.

To be part of council’s what’s on listing or calendar of regular events phone 68502300 or email whatson@forbes.nsw.gov.au