16 November 2017

From the Mayor's Desk

  • Around 80 local business representatives came along to Council’s first Meet and Greet evening at Hawkesbury Regional Museum last week. I enjoyed meeting so many people form our local business community and to see them forming connections with each other.  Our Councillors, Council’s General Manager Peter Conroy and Council Directors were also on hand to meet and talk about future prospects for business in the Hawkesbury.


    Thank you to everyone who came along, we all had a very collegial and productive night. Thank you also the Museum staff who so kindly let us fill their Museum with people. It was great to make use of this wonderful Council asset – it also gave our business community the chance to see our current exhibitions.

  • Just a reminder that the giant book sale starts today at Hawkesbury Central Library at Windsor from 9am. It goes until Tuesday, 21 November during Library opening hours - while stocks last.

  • Looking for something to do this summer? Be rewarded just for reading from 1 December 2017 until 31 January 2018 through the Library’s Rewarding Reads program.

    Hawkesbury Library Service will reward its members with a number of incentives including increased loans and borrowing bonuses where you can enter the draw to win weekly prizes.

    If you need more time, you can renew your items for a further three weeks at the end of the first loan period by phone, online or at the Library located at 300 George Street, Windsor.

    For more information about this program, please contact Hawkesbury Central Library on 4560 4460 or email programs@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au with your enquiry.

Mayoral Column

I would like to ask all Hawkesbury residents and business owners to help spread the joy of Christmas by donating gifts to the 2017 Mayoral Christmas Appeal which will be launched at 10am on Tuesday, 28 November at Hawkesbury Central Library, Windsor. There will be entertainment, a free morning tea and from 11am, a special visit from Puddles, the Reading Dragon followed by Christmas themed stories, songs and craft for children.

The Appeal collects toys and other Christmas presents for children and adults of all ages, to help bring extra joy to those families who find Christmas time an extra struggle.

Since 2012, the Mayoral Christmas Appeal has been run in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Richmond’s successful Tree of Joy program, which has provided thousands of gifts to less fortunate Hawkesbury residents over the last 17 years.

Collection boxes and tags will be available from Council’s Administration Building in Windsor, Hawkesbury Central Library in Windsor and Richmond Branch Library from Monday, 20 November 2017. Gifts may also be donated to the Mayoral Christmas Appeal on the day of the launch as tags will be available if you bring a gift and match it with a tag.

Please donate your gifts by Friday, 15 December so they get delivered by Christmas. There are three gift collection points – Council’s Administration Building in Windsor or the libraries in Richmond or Windsor.

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