From the mayor’s desk

Mayor Graeme Miller.

Mayor Graeme Miller.

Last Friday I was able to attend Vietnam Veterans Day at the Cenotaph and the park was full of children for Reading Down Town Day.

The thing that impressed me was the respect the children showed the veterans during the ceremony.

Congratulations should go to the children, their parents and teachers for the way they conducted themselves.

On Saturday Cr Webb, Cr Herbert and I attended the Bedgerabong Show.

Unfortunately the weather was inclement but it was great to get out to Bedgerabong and give residents the opportunity for a chat and to provide feedback.

There have been numerous events this week and I’d like to thank Council staff for their efforts.

I’d also like to thank Cr Miller for representing Council and participating in the presentations of Sand and Grass Greens golf tournament.

From all reports this event was very successful and looks likely to continue to grow.

On Sunday Maureen and I attended Town Hall for the Orange Male Voice Choir performance. The choir were again magnificent but I’d also like to congratulate the young ladies from Kristen’s Dance Studio, who were simply fantastic.  

Our current General Manager, Danny Green, will depart this time next week.

Acting General Manager, Max Kershaw, will begin the same day so we can ensure continuity of service to the Forbes community.

We’re looking forward to working with Max and continuing the good work Danny started during his time with us.

On Tuesday, Matt Clifton was in town to meet with stakeholders and discuss Vanfest.

At this time of year ticket sales normally haven’t started but already in excess of 6000 have been sold. It’s shaping up very well.

I’ve been speaking to the organisers of Grazing Down the Lachlan and there are still some tickets available.

This has all the makings of an extremely successful Forbes event and I encourage everyone to purchase their tickets at www.grazingdownthelachlan.com