MEDIA RELEASE 10 March 2017
Free cuppa for the driver
Council is again supporting the Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme which allows drivers who have travelled 100 km or more to have a free cuppa to encourage rest breaks when driving long distances.
When: From 1 March to 31 May 2017.
Where: Participating businesses in Bathurst are Becks Bakery (81-83 George Street) and The Mad Season Café (William Street).
For more information contact Council’s Road Safety Officer on 0407 065 482.
The Harmony Day celebration is to be held in the forecourt of the Bathurst Library and Art Gallery. It will include performances from the Bathurst Drumming Group, the Sounds Live Choir, Isabella Jacobson, Liz Talbot and Emily Geerkins and Katelyn Witherspoon. There will be a number of activities for kids on the day as well. Free food and drink, as well as a cake will be available at the event.
When: Saturday, 18 March 10am-12pm
Where: Bathurst Library and Art Gallery forecourt
The event is free.
Tree planting Day
Help to plant trees along the riverbank as part of a project to restore the Macquarie River back to a condition suitable for threatened native species, including the Regent Honeyeater.
When: Saturday, 18 March 9am-12.30pm
Where: O’Keefe Park, 252 Eglinton Road, Abercrombie
For more information phone 6333 6111 or visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/treeplanting
Fernery closed for refurbishment
The Fernery is currently closed while undergoing a refurbishment. New windows were recently installed and Council will be replacing the roof frame and re-roofing the facility over the coming weeks.
It is expected the Fernery will re-open in time for Easter.
Helping learner drivers become safer drivers
A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held by Bathurst Regional Council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will offer parents and supervisors hands-on advice on how to provide the most effective driving practice for learner drivers.
When: Tuesday, 21 March1pm-3pm
Where: Committee Meeting Room, Level 1, Bathurst Regional Council on
Bookings essential phone 6333 6517.
The following dates have been set for Councillors and Council staff to meet with the residents of Perthville, Peel, Sunny Corner, Eglinton and Raglan.
When: Monday, 27 March 6.30pm
Where: Raglan Community Hall, 13 Frome Street Raglan
When: Tuesday, 4 April 6.00pm
Where: Sunny Corner Community Hall, Bathurst Street Sunny Corner
When: Thursday, 27 April 6.00pm
Where: Peel Community Hall, 8 West Street Peel
When: Tuesday, 2 May 6.00pm
Where: Perthville Community Hall, 20 Rockley Street, Perthville
When: Thursday, 4 May 6.00pm
Where: Eglinton War Memorial Hall, 88 Alexander Street Eglinton
For more information phone 6333 6111
Join an exclusive opportunity to eat and drink local produce with celebrity chefs, Colin Fassnidge and Matthew Evans at a specially designed Sustainable Supper as part of the Sustainability Expo.
When: Friday, 24 March 5.30-8.00pm
Where: Cec English pavilion at Bathurst Showground
For tickets and more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/sustainablelivingexpo.
Bathurst Regional Council will host chefs and television celebrities Colin Fassnidge and Matthew Evans as special guests for the 2017 Sustainable Living Expo. The Expo will be held in conjunction with the Bathurst Farmers Markets and entry is via a gold coin donation to gain access to both the Expo and Farmers Markets.
When: Saturday 25, March 8am to 12pm
Where: Bathurst Showground
For more information visit www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au/sustainablelivingexpo
Council invites local community organisations to apply for funding from the 2017 ClubGRANTS Scheme, under Category 1 criteria. Further information including funding guidelines and application forms are available from Council’s website, by phoning 6333 6523, or by visiting www.clubsnsw.com.au
When: Applications close at 4:00pm on 26 April.
More information: Corinne Boer Media and Communications Officer