15th July 2010

Community Information

Local Government Week

'Building a Brighter Future!' Local Government Week 2010, 2 - 8 August, is about working together to connect communities. Join Hawkesbury City Council at one or many of the events being held to celebrate your local community - it’s all there for you!
More information: www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au Ph:4560 4430

Caring for our environment

National Tree Day Planting local native plants, Yarramundi Reserve. Free BBQ on Sunday, 1 August, 10am – midday. RSVP essential for catering: 4560 4525

Native plant and weed identification Bring a sample to be identified by a qualified horticulturalist. Advice on how to control weeds and best plants to grow in your area. Tuesday, 3 August, 2pm – 3pm and Friday, 6 August 11am – midday at Council Chambers reception area. Details: 4560 4525

Hawkesbury Community Nursery, Mulgrave
Come and help to grow plants! Be among the first 30 to register for this event and receive a free forestry tube gum tree. Wednesday, 4 August, 9am – midday.
RSVP by 3 August: 4560 4525

Preparing your property for fire - the Dos and DON’Ts in conjunction with the
Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service A presentation on:
- Clearing around your property
- Environmental assessments and approvals required for Asset Protection Zones
- Pile burning and permits
- Tips to protect your home/property
- The revised policy in a catastrophe
Tuesday, 3 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor, RSVP essential: 4560 4531

Caring for the natural environment
Come along and learn about the Indian Myna trapping program and local Bushcare programs. Thursday, 5 August, 5.30 - 6.30pm, Stan Stevens Room, Deerubbin Centre, Windsor. Refreshments provided, RSVP essential: 4560 4525

Community services

Food handling seminar, Wednesday, 4 August 2010, 9.30am to 1pm at Richmond Club, corner of Francis and East Market Street, Richmond at at a cost of
$31.80 per participant, free to local charitable
organisations as a Local Government Week special. Bookings essential: 4560 4572

Free child safety restraint checking hosted by Council and RTA. Have your restraint checked by RMS authorised restraint fitter. Wednesday, 4 August, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Council carpark, George Street, Windsor. Bookings essential: 4560 4498

Nursery Rhymes for 1 - 3 year olds Mondays
10am at Hawkesbury Central Library, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George St, Windsor

Storytime 3 - 5 year olds Tuesdays 11am at
Hawkesbury Central Library, Deerubbin Centre,Windsor, Thursdays 11am at Richmond Library

Companion Animal Shelter Open Day, Mulgrave Animal welfare stalls, BBQ and drinks stall.
Cheap chipping for Hawkesbury residents only $15 per animal (usually $40.50). Saturday, 7 August, 9.30am – 11.30am at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave.
Bookings essential for microchip offer: 4560 4644

Celebrating our community

Hawkesbury Sports Awards Presentation Evening
Help congratulate those that have been recognised for their commendable contributions to sport in the Hawkesbury district.
Monday, 2 August, Bligh Room, Windsor Function Centre, Windsor, 5.30 – 7.30pm. RSVP essential: 4560 4430

Hawkesbury Family History Fair
Presented by the library and the Hawkesbury Family
History group as part of national family history week
Opportunities to speak with experts from organisations including
State Records NSW and the Society of Australian
Genealogists.Displays and sales of publications and resources.
Talks held throughout the day. Entry by gold coin donation with lucky door prizes. Saturday, 7 August, 9am - 5pm, Tebbutt and Stan Stevens rooms, Hawkesbury Central Library, Deerubbin Centre, Windsor

Consulting the Community

Review of Hawkesbury City Council''s “Draft Community Gardens Policy”

At its Ordinary Meeting held on 29 June 2010 resolved to place the “Draft Community Gardens Policy” on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.

Submissions

The community is invited to provide comment on the exhibited “Draft Community Gardens Policy” via written submissions sent to Council by any of the methods listed below by the close of business 12 August 2010:
• By mail: PO Box 146,Windsor NSW 2756
• By fax: 4560 4400
• By email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
Enquiries
Joseph Litwin, Executive Manager Community Partnerships, 02 4560 4428
Contact details
Hawkesbury City Council
02 4560 4444 (ph)
02 4560 4400 (fax)
council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Review of Hawkesbury City Council''s Draft “Interpretive Signage and Public Art Policy: Telling Hawkesbury Stories”

At its Ordinary Meeting held on 29 June 2010 resolved to place the Draft “Interpretive Signage and Public Art Policy: Telling Hawkesbury Stories” on public exhibition for a period of 28 days.
Draft “Interpretive Signage and Public Art Policy: Telling Hawkesbury Stories”

Submissions

The community is invited to provide comment on the exhibited “Interpretive Signage and Public Art Policy: Telling Hawkesbury Stories” via written submissions sent to Council by any of the methods listed below by the close of business August 12 2010:
• By mail: PO Box 146,Windsor NSW 2756
• By fax: 4560 4400
• By email: council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au
Enquiries:
Joseph Litwin, Executive Manager Community Partnerships, 02 4560 4428
Contact details:
Hawkesbury City Council
02 4560 4444 (ph)
02 4560 4400 (fax)
council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

Council Meetings

JULY
Tuesday 27 Ordinary 6.30pm

AUGUST
Tuesday 10 Ordinary 6.30pm

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Still + Woollahra small sculpture prize - 9 July – 29 August 2010

Deerubbin Centre (1st Floor)
300 George Street WINDSOR
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Weekends 10am - 3pm.
Closed Tuesdays and public holidays.

Free entry

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