A great Forbes weekend

What a great Easter weekend.

The Good Friday Camel Races were well attended and highly successful.

The event is a great credit to Kerry Dunstan and Lee Marsh as well as all of the community groups involved in the day. 

On Easter Saturday the crowds gathered at Apex Park for a very successful Easter Festival run by Havannah House.

There were three-legged races, egg and spoon races and of course a giant Easter egg hunt.

I know it was a very popular event because my grandchildren attended and they had a fantastic time.

Last Wednesday we held two public meetings for community members to find out more about the draft Our Forbes Shire Community Strategic Plan 2017-2027.

There were a number of people in attendance and I thank those residents who took the time to come along.

The public exhibition period for the plan finished yesterday and it return to the May Council meeting for final approval.

Yesterday was our April meeting and one of the items on the agenda was our Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

This plan is now on public exhibition and can be viewed by visiting www.forbes.nsw.gov.au or our administration office.

Anzac Day is on Tuesday and I encourage you all to attend the Anzac Day Services.

The Dawn Service starts from 5.15am with a march from Templar Street and the mid-morning service starts from 10am with the march commencing at Cross Street.

For those who may not be aware, Paytens Bridge, across the Lachlan River on Paytens Bridge Road, west of Eugowra, has reopened to all traffic and pedestrians with a speed restriction of 10km/hour and width restriction of 3.1 meters.

Please make sure you keep to the posted speed limits and to take care when passing on the bridge due to the reduced lane width.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget the Farmers Markets are on tomorrow from 8am to 12pm at Victoria Park.


Graeme Miller