YOUTH SURVEY RESULTS IN
Forbes Shire Council was blown away with the responses received in our latest Youth Survey – with 51 coffee vouchers waiting to be claimed!
• 44/51 young people believed that Mental Health Awareness programs would be most beneficial to the Shire’s youth.
• Majority of young people believed that money was the biggest barrier to learning new skills and a lack of promotion was the main reason for young people not attending events or playing sports!
• 40/51 responses did not access services because they do not know what services are available!
• Knowledge about how to rent houses, general handyman skills and how to manage credit cards were the skills young people believed they lacked when leaving school!
• Young people stated that lack of training, knowledge in how to apply and having access to transportation to find employment.
To claim your prize – Inbox your name and address to have your coffee voucher delivered straight to your door!
If you would like any additional information, please contact Council’s Community Relations Officer on 6850 2300.
It’s Dementia Action Week. This year’s theme is “A little support makes a big difference”. This year, the focus will also be on supporting and celebrating carers of people living with dementia. Dementia impacts close to half a million Australians and almost 1.6 million Australians are involved in their care. The number of people living with dementia is set to double in the next 25 years. Go to the Dementia Australia website at https://discrimination.dementia.org.au/
ELECTION CANDIDATE REGO INFO
A reminder that if you’re running as a candidate or group at the 2021 Local Government elections, you must register with the NSW Electoral Commission before accepting political donations or making payments for electoral expenditure. Register now through Funding and Disclosure Online: https://bit.ly/3DVnheE. Applying to register online is simple and fast. Registration closes on Wednesday, 3 November 2021.
TOWN HALL PROGRESS
Due to the cancellation of recent events at the Town Hall, the works at the kichenette have been able to continue uninterrupted. The Bar area is complete and the gyprock and other exterior features are now being fitted for the kitchenette. We all look forward to welcoming weddings, functions and performances back into the beautiful Town Hall soon!