05 March 2020

Mayoral Column

Our Hawkesbury community has experienced an extremely tough time over spring 2019 and summer 2020 with the bushfires significantly impacting our community. There has been the loss of properties, businesses, native habitat, stock and wildlife across our communities in Upper Colo, Colo Heights, Colo, Bilpin and the Macdonald Valley.

Just like my family, our community members had to evacuate their homes and their businesses, move their loved ones and animals and take their possessions during the fires. Rural Fire Service volunteers had to leave their own homes unprotected, and miss precious family time over Christmas, the New Year and the summer school holidays while they fought enormous fires for us.

I’m proud to announce that on Sunday, 29 March 2020, Hawkesbury City Council will proudly host a Thank You Street Parade at 11am along Windsor Street, Richmond and a Festival from midday at Richmond Park to thank all emergency services volunteers and staff for their efforts during the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Now is the time for us to thank them, and acknowledge their ongoing dedication to our Hawkesbury community and the communities beyond us.

So, bring your family and friends for a picnic. Come along and say thank you directly to our emergency services volunteers and staff and enjoy a special community fun day. See Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and Hawkesbury Events Facebook for details.

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