From the mayor's desk

We have had some crazy weather this last week and still no rain.

We were given wonderful news from NorthParkes on funding for our planned refurbishments of the picnic areas at the Forbes Ski Dam.

They have given us fifty thousand dollars for more seating and BBQ areas, upgrades to amenities and landscaping. This will be a great boost for the work already carried out early this year at the park.

I am receiving some great feedback from the community about the new play equipment and beach area. Now the weather is warming up this area will most definitely be used more often.

Have you seen the new trees in Templar St?

They look amazing and will provide much needed shade in the streetscape during the summer months, which will look beautiful during autumn.

We hope this will draw people off the bypass and into the town centre and provide our retailers with the travelling trade they require.

I hope you can all join me in the celebrations for NAIDOC next week. This year there are events on every day with the main event being on the Wednesday.

The march will begin at 10am in Cross Street and go through town to end in Victoria Park where the awards will be given, traditional performances, games and the Yoorana Gunya Koori Cook-off will take place.

Deputy Mayor Jenny Webb will be presenting on my behalf at this official event.

The High School on Tuesday and the Preschool on Thursday will be holding events at their schools and on Friday there will be a closing ceremony at the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre, which I will be at.

Make sure you tune in to the Council meeting next week on Facebook Live.

Till next week, God Bless.

Your Mayor Phyllis Miller

What's on

Central West Police District is hosting their annual fraud forum next week, offering information on how you and your family can avoid becoming victims of fraud and what to do if you are the victim of fraud.

The event is on Thursday, September 19 at the CWA Hall in Lachlan Street.

Morning tea at 10am, the forum from 10.30am.

The event is free but please phone 6851 4550 by Tuesday to RSVP for catering.

Templar Street has been closed this week while new street trees have been planted.

Templar Street has been closed this week while new street trees have been planted.