Don’t Forget Double Demerits: Drivers are being reminded that double demerit points will be in force for four days for this long weekend. From Friday, 24 January to Monday, 27 January for all speeding, seatbelt, motorcycle helmet and mobile phone offences, double demerits will be applied.
NSW Police’s Central West Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Melanie Maguire is encouraging all road users to pay attention to road conditions and allow plenty of travel time this long weekend. “The increase in traffic over the long weekend increases the risk of crashes occurring. We all have a part to play in reducing the number of crashes and risks. Remember to slow down, schedule plenty of breaks during your trip, don’t drink and drive, limit distractions in the car and ensure all your passengers are wearing their seatbelt,” Acting Sergeant Maguire said.
Nominations Open for Local Sporting Talent: The Forbes Sportsperson of the Year Committee are calling for all local sporting organisations to submit nominations for the annual awards before the end of January. Nominations are open for local athletes, administrators, officials and coaches. Winners to be announced at the Annual Awards Presentation Dinner to be held on Saturday, 7 March at the Forbes Services Memorial Club commencing at 6:30pm. Nominations forms can be found on the Forbes SOYA Facebook page or by contacting organisation secretary, Anita Morrison on 0405 364 512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Market to Make a Difference: Come down to the Forbes Golf Club on Thursday, 30 January from 7pm-9pm. Everyone is invited to this fun market night with plenty on offer for all. Essential oils, clothing, handmade soaps, jewellery, cakes and melts and more will be on offer. There will also be a silent auction for some of the donated goods. All funds raised will be going to people who have lost homes in the recent bushfires. Half of the funds raised will be going to people who have lost homes via Nowra Rotary Club. Nowra Rotary have been very generous in supporting people in and around Forbes during the ongoing drought so now is a chance to offer support. The other half will be going to a Wonboyn resident who lost his home. Cost to enter is a gold coin donation.