Happy New Year and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. For the summer holidays Council has organised the Forbes Beach at the Forbes Pool. To open the beach, a beach party was held last Friday night, which was very successful. For the rest of the summer there will be beach volleyball, beach cricket and other beach games as well as a chill out area with deck chairs and a beach theme wall.
The Parkes Elvis Festival started on Wednesday and just a reminder that there is a shuttle bus running from Forbes to Parkes and back each day of the festival for residents and visitors to attend. The cost for the bus is $10 one way, or $35 for unlimited rides. The full schedule is available online at www.forbes.nsw.gov.au and at each of the bus stops. Council has also planned a movie night with the screening of Viva Las Vegas at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre tomorrow night. Doors open at 8pm with the movie starting at 8.30pm. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.
Nominations for the Forbes Shire Citizen of the Year (26 years and over) and Forbes Shire Young Citizen of the Year (25 years and younger) are open until 5pm on 18th January. These awards will be presented at the Australia Day celebrations at Colin McKenzie Park on Thursday, 26th January. Nomination forms can be collected from Council’s Administration Office or Council’s website at www.forbes.nsw.gov.au.
Mayor Graeme Miller