19 October 2017

From the Mayor's Desk

  • Are you looking to complete those unfinished craft projects? Come along to Hawkesbury Central Library on Saturday, 28 October from 10am-6pm, for an opportunity to spread out your work in a place without interruptions for an eight hour craft marathon.

    Come along to meet like-minded crafters or organise a group of friends to attend and get your craft on! Tea and coffee will be provided however BYO craft supplies and equipment. This activity is free but bookings are essential via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or call the Library on 4560 4460.
  • Do you want to comment on Council’s Draft Supplementary Resourcing Strategy and Delivery Programs? Now is your chance, while Council currently has these important draft documents on public exhibition until Friday, 10 November 2017.

    Interested community members are also invited to come and discuss the plans with Council staff on Thursday, 2 November 6pm to 8pm at the Stan Stevens Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor or on Monday, 6 November from 3pm to 5:30pm at North Richmond Community Centre.

    The Draft Supplementary Resourcing Strategy 2017–2027 includes Long Term Financial Planning, Asset Management Planning and Workforce Planning. The Draft Supplementary Delivery Program 2017–2021 turns the strategic goals within the Hawkesbury Community Strategic Plan 2017–2036 into actions.

    Community members can view the publicly available documents at Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au and hard copies can also be viewed and collected at:
    • Council's Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor
    • Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor
    • Richmond Branch Library, 29 West Market Street, Richmond
    • North Richmond Community Centre, 33 William Street, North Richmond.
  • Did you know that Hawkesbury Central Library plays free movies for the community? Movies @ your Library events are held on the second Thursday of the month, except for January.  

    An Australian comedy classic, The Club, will be screened at Hawkesbury Central Library on Thursday, 9 November at 10am and again at 6pm, in the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street Windsor. 

    Entry is free but bookings are essential via www.hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or call 4560 4460. Tea and coffee are available before the screenings and everyone is also welcome to bring along snacks and drinks. The movie runs for 95 minutes and is rated PG. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult, with suitability for viewing at the discretion of the parent/carer.

Mayoral Column

Winners of the 2017 Hawkesbury Garden Competition were announced last night at Windsor RSL. Congratulations to all entrants and winners who put a great deal of time, effort and planning into their gardens.

37 entries in eight categories were received for this year’s competition, with the honour of Grand Champion Garden awarded to Mary Want, who received a perpetual trophy engraved with all the names of previous Grand Champion winners, and a bounty pack of other prizes.

All entries were divided into three regions: North, South and West and an overall best garden for each region was determined by the independent judge, Patrick McManus, who had a difficult time choosing the best gardens from the high quality entries.

Schools also proudly participated in the garden competition. Ebenezer Public School won Best Regional Garden - North, Paul Evans won Best Regional Garden - South and Mary Want won Best Regional Garden - West.

Council proudly sponsors the competition and the prize presentation, and assists with administration, which helps the Hawkesbury Camera Club organise the competition and photograph the beautiful gardens, which is of course a very pleasurable task in our beautiful Hawkesbury region.

Thank you also to our sponsor Windsor RSL for providing the venue for our presentation and the many other local business who supported this year’s competition.

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