FORBES PHOENIX STILL PUBLISHING DURING LOCKDOWN: During the lock-down over the next seven days, our publishing will not be impacted. We will still be delivering community news in print and online via our website, Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as our weekly email subscription. News and media services are considered an essential service and permitted to keep trading under the Public Health Order.
“Whilst our printed newspapers will only be able to be delivered to businesses that remain open, such as supermarkets, pharmacies and newsagencies, our posted copies to rural roadside mailboxes will be unaffected, and will continue as normal,” said owner Joshua Matic (pictured above).
To subscribe to our weekly email news distribution, visit www.forbesphoenix.com.au and fill out the online form.
We are your only fully locally owned and operated and greatly appreciate your support during this time.
Most importantly, please remember to support our local businesses that remain open at this time, such as hospitality venues still offering takeaway, and local retailers still offering delivery and “click and collect”. #lovelocallovelocalsupportlocal
SCIENCE WEEK: It may be home-school this week but Science Week is upon us. Given the state of the world, our next scientist or developer of a life-saving vaccine might be among us. Check out the link – https://www.scienceweek.net.au/schools/
RED NOSE DAY LAST WEEK: Last Friday August 13 was Red Nose Day and while 2021 may not have been like other years it was a time for people to reflect on those who have lost a baby or child. The organisation was founded in Victoria in 1977 with the first national Red Nose Day held in 1988. In 2020, Red Nose was awarded $1.5m from the Federal Government to deliver a national stillbirth awareness campaign to reduce the high rates of stillbirth in Australia.
STAGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT LIONS PARK: One of the centrepieces of Forbes, Lions Park, continues its redevelopment with a new stage for entertainment being constructed. In what is sure to get extensive use, the stage will support a great number of local events including live music like this years community awards where numerous young local musicians graced a make-shift stage. Hopefully we can get plenty of use out of it this summer after the madness stops! Great work to Forbes Shire! It is looking amazing!