1 March 2018

From the Mayor's Desk

  • There are lots of events happening for International Women’s Day (officially Thursday, 8 March 2018) and here are some that Council is also proud to support and sponsor:
    • Bligh Park Neighbourhood Centre, 4 Sirius Road Bligh Park, will host a free morning tea with progressive play and conversation on Wednesday, 7 March from 10:30am to 11:30am. Parents with children are welcome. Call (02) 4572 5898 or email cdw@blighpark.org.au for more details.
    • North Richmond Community Centre is celebrating International Women’s Day jointly with The Women's Cottage on Thursday, 8 March from 10am to 1pm at 33 William Street, North Richmond. There will be a free movie screening of ‘Hidden Figures’ and a free morning tea with guest speakers. Child care will be available. Call (02) 4571 3748 or email manager@northrichmond.org.au
    • Glossodia Community Centre, Wednesday, 7 March from 10am to 12pm at 162 Golden Valley Drive, Glossodia. Morning tea with guest speakers. Parents with children are welcome. Call (02) 4576 5542 or email glossodiacc@ihug.com.au
  • Did you know that your library hosts free movies every month? I’m always amazed at how much our library offers.
    Master and Commander will screen at Hawkesbury Central Library on Thursday, 8 March at 10am and again at 6pm. The rated M movie was nominated for ten Oscar awards including ‘Best Picture’, and winner of the Oscar for ‘Best Cinematography’. It will screen in the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street Windsor. Entry is free, however, bookings are essential via Eventbrite or call (02) 4560 4460.Free tea and coffee and you can even bring your popcorn and snacks!
  • Your library is also offering free workshops for seniors and I’ve been told many seniors enjoys the courses and the chance to meet others.
  • Introduction to using Tablets
    Monday, 12 March 6:15pm to7:45pm at Richmond Branch Library  
    Introduction to using Smart Phones
    Monday, 19 March 6:15pm to 7:45pm at Richmond Branch Library
  • Introduction to using Smart Phones
    Monday, 26 March 10am-midday at Hawkesbury Central Library
    In upcoming workshops in April and May, you will gain confidence and skills in downloading apps, using Facebook and practicing safe online shopping.
    These workshops are available for Library members. If you are not a member, you can join for free at the library. Participants need to bring along their own tablet or smartphone. Bookings are essential so phone (02)4560 4460.
    These workshops are available for Library members. If you are not a member, you can join for free at the library. Participants need to bring along their own tablet or smartphone. Bookings are essential so phone (02)4560 4460.
    Sessions will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor and Richmond Branch Library, 26 West Market Street, Richmond.

Mayoral Column

Did you know that we are renewing our parks and playgrounds? McLeod Park in South Windsor, Peel Park in North Richmond and Governor Phillip Park in Windsor are all going to get a boost that will make them so much better for our children and our whole community.  Council is about to commence works on Governor Phillip Park following valuable community consultation, which included meetings with the Touched by Olivia Foundation to ensure the design of an inclusive and safe playspace.

The Governor Phillip Park Master Plan will help to guide Council on how best improve the park and it will assist Council in applying for additional grant funding to continue the upgrade of this important regional facility.

Stage 1 works will also include a children’s bicycle path and play equipment to encourage balancing, climbing, sliding, spinning and exploration. Council will fund these improvements using a combination of Council’s capital works program, grant funding, and Section 94 developer contributions. I’m also pleased that, based on the feedback from the Touched by Olivia Foundation, Council has modified the design to include fencing around the playground for extra safety for children.

McLeod Park, South Windsor will also be upgraded. Have your say on three options available here.

A community workshop about Peel Park, North Richmond will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2018 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the North Richmond Community Centre, William Street, North Richmond. Visit here to register.

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