Double demerits for Easter: Double demerit points will be in force for five days over the Easter holiday period across the state starting today until Monday, 17th April. Double demerit points will apply to all speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences. NSW Police will also be targeting dangerous driving be- haviours such as drink driving and driver fatigue.
“Drivers should be warned they are at greatest risk of losing their licence dur- ing this period. There will be more Police on the roads and therefore more chance of getting caught and losing points,” said Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor.
“I ask all drivers to remain vigilant over the Easter period. We all have a part to play in reducing the amount of crashes and risks.”
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea: This May, Cancer Council NSW is encouraging people across western NSW to organise an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event to help raise $4.9 million in NSW to help beat cancer.
Now in its 24th year, the day is one of Cancer Council’s leading fundraising events
and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. Funds raised help sup- port life-saving cancer research, preven- tion, advocacy and local support services. While the official date is Thursday, 25th May, people can register to host their own event any time until the end of June.
Simply register online as a host, set a date and start sending out invites. An event can be anything from a small gathering at home or in your workplace to a community bake off competition in your local area. Register at biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive your free morning tea host kit.
Business Awards finalists: Five Forbes businesses are among the finalists of the 2017 Western NSW Regional Business Awards. They are Samantha Leonard of Forbes Smash in the Young Entrepreneur category, Amy Shine of Forbes Preschool – Business Leader, H E Silos – Excellence in Business, News on Rankin – Employer of Choice and Central West Glazing – Excellence in Business Ethics Regional cat- egory. The winners of these categories will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday, 5th May at the Savannah Room, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Congratulations!