Due to the predicted high temperatures on Saturday, the Bedgerabong Picnic Races have been postponed until Saturday, 29th April. The new date will be a beautiful time of year and it was a decision that had to be made because of the extreme heat we are coping with at the moment.
The flood recovery debrief was held last week and I was very pleased to hear that our communications during the flood and recovery process set the benchmark for other Local Government Areas in the region affected by flooding. The flood event and the recovery were well managed and professionally handled by Council staff and all agencies involved.
On Monday night we had our first briefing session for the year and there were a number of items on the agenda. One of the items was the Forbes Community Plan 2027 engagement results. It was very interesting to see the priorities that have come out of the engagement that will form our 10- year plan. The draft plan will be presented to Council in March.
On Wednesday afternoon a Citizenship Ceremony was held for four residents. Congratulations to Emma Gamble, Murphy George, Stephanie Sanu and Sydney Sanu who are now Australian citizens.
Next Thursday is our first Council meeting for the year starting at 1pm in the Chambers. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Mayor Graeme Miller