Double Demerits For June Long Weekend: Locals and holidaymakers planning a long weekend getaway are being reminded that double demerit points will be in force across NSW.
Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, said with lots of events planned across the three Shires, it’s expected that there will be an increase in people travelling to the area, which increases the road safety risk.
“The double demerit point period will be in place for four days, commencing on Friday 11 June and ending on Monday 14 June (inclusive). Friday 11 June is a publicly notified school day, therefore double demerit points will apply to all relevant school zone offences committed on that day,” Ms Suitor said.
Parkes Highway Patrol Sergeant Martin Ling said the Queen’s Birthday Operation, the annual State-wide high-visibility traffic enforcement operation, will run over the June long weekend.
“Highway Patrol will have a strong presence across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council areas this long weekend. We want everyone to do their bit and travel safely,” he said. “Officers will be targeting excessive speed, alcohol and drug driving, fatigue, seatbelt, helmet and mobile phone offences.”
A Night Of Art Holistic Avenue Fundraiser: Holistic Avenue Fundraiser is on Friday 13th August at Generocity Church, Forbes from 7pm and is for 14yrs and older. Cost is $30 per person. Holistic Avenue is a charity that provides a free trauma informed support service for domestic and family violence and sexual assault for women and children in Forbes NSW and the surrounding communities.
Registrations Open For Heavy Vehicles Breakfast Forum: Registrations are now open for this year’s Central West NSW Heavy Vehicle Breakfast Forum, which will be held at the Forbes Inn on Wednesday 23 June. Local farmers, contract harvesters, couriers, truck drivers and transport company operators are invited to attend. This year will feature three sessions; one on effluent, load restraint and Chain of Responsibility, one on heavy vehicle access and one on PBS vehicles. You can register for all of the sessions, just one or two… You can register online with this link: https://forms.office.com/r/g5hNK5jyec or call Ms Suitor on 02 6861 2364. Speakers include representatives from NHVR, Transport for NSW, ALRTA, LBRCA, NSW Farmers, Parkes Shire Council, Forbes Shire Council, Lachlan Shire Council and Midland Industries from Parkes.