Good News For Gardeners: The Forbes Garden Club has some long awaited good news, much needed after the last few months. Elvy and the committee have been working hard to organise an exciting year for garden enthusiasts in Forbes. The club is having their first meeting since lockdown, on Tuesday, 28 July at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. The meeting will take place in the downstairs area at the Forbes Golf Club .
There will be a surprise guest speaker followed by a show and tell by creative members who have kept busy during lockdown with crocheting, sewing, patchwork or other crafts. Perhaps some have been working on a new garden. Please bring a photo where it is not feasible to bring the item. The committee will also have their competition for the most popular flower of the month. Please write your name and that of the flower on a small piece of paper and place under the container and please bring your own mug.
Text And Rest: Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), Health Protection Manager, Priscilla Stanley, is urging anyone having a test for COVID-19 to ask whether they are able to receive negative test results by text message. If you are having a COVID-19 test in a public hospital or in the mobile services operated by the Western NSW Local Health District, then you are eligible to register to receive negative test results by text message. Everyone who has a test is asked to isolate until they receive their results. The messaging service is easy to register for and those tested should receive their negative result within 24 hours. If people have a positive result, they are contacted by a public healthcare worker who will provide information on what happens next.
The Trees Go In: This week saw the first two of eight beautiful palm trees planted near the new Camp Street bridge. The construction is in its final stages with Forbes residents excitedly anticipating the convenience of its reopening. The landscaping work around the bridge and lake will continue to take shape over the coming months and promises to make this much utilised area better than ever, with far reaching benefits for the economy, health and wellbeing of the residents of Forbes.