Forbes Aboriginal and Community Working Party held their last meeting on 12 October at Forbes Services Memorial Club. They moved to adjust their meeting times to 6pm-7:30pm and Draft Terms of Reference were tabled. David Acheson was also nominated for Chairperson. The next meeting will be held on Monday 9 November. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Congratulations to the major award winners at Forbes High School: Cameron Herbert won the Blue and Gold Citizenship Award; Megan Morrison and Melanie Cowhan won the Citizenship Awards; Reuben F Scarf went to Megan Morrison; Cameron Herbert won the Carmel Hodges Humanitarian Award; Isaac Stewart won the Vocational
Education & Training Student of the Year; Outstanding Academic Award went to Daniel Stevenson; the Principal’s Award went to Brittany Morrison; Merrin Isbester received Dux of Year 12.
1500 volunteer mentors are needed by Christmas to deliver The Smith Family’s 2016 iTrack online mentoring program, an initiative providing guidance to high school students on their post school options. The program will commence in two busts in May and July next year. The mentoring relationship will run for 18 weeks. Register now at
Water Park is ready to use! Get out and enjoy the warm weather at Forbes Water Park with a custom-made dragonfly shower and spraying bulrush pole feature. After an increase in dog hair and detergents in the filters last summer, Council want to remind residents that the facility isn’t a place to wash dogs.
Don’t forget we’ve moved! Our new office space can be found at 19 Templar Street. Feel free to drop in and say hello!
Join the world’s biggest garage sale! Households, schools, local organisations, charities and community groups are encouraged to host a garage sale on Saturday 24 October as part of the fifth annual Garage Sale Trail. Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM said being involved in this event was a unique opportunity to promote reuse and community building in a fun and creative way. Registration is free and includes a seller webpage. Visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au for more information.
Congratulations to Esme’s Coffee Shop who have won an amazing $600 advertising package as part of the Destination Forbes promotion, given by The Forbes Phoenix.