For the children: Forbes Shire Council is offering residents free child restraint checks next week. The inspection will be provided by RMS authorised child restraint fitters from 12 to 2pm on Wednesday, 21st June at Jelbart Dawson. Phone 6861 2364 to secure your place.
Information about national child restraint laws, the types of restraints and advice on moving children from one restraint type to the next will be available. There will also be a free barbecue and a colouring-in competition for kids with a prize worth $50.
Forbes Shire Council’s Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer Melanie Suitor said the free child restraint checking day, held every year, was usually well patron- ised. “The correct fitting and adjustment of child restraints is vital. Research shows that two out of three child restraints are not being used properly and this puts children at risk in the event of a crash.”
“Last year 80% of the child restraints inspected were found to be installed in- correctly. Most had minor problems that needed fixing to ensure the safety of the child, such as tightening straps, checking clips and replacing loose bolts.
“It is important to have your child restraint checked regularly after prolonged use and installed correctly before use to ensure that your precious cargo is safe.”
Stickers: Forbes Neighbourhood Watch held a barbeque at Acheson’s Home Timber and Hardware for their big sale day recently. It was a fantastic day with Aaron Acheson and his staff going out of their way to help us. We also had our stickers on Domestic Violence and Watch out for your Neighbour for people who wanted them placed on their wheelie bins. If you are interested in a sticker, please call Lyn Ward on 0417 536 619.
Gold Sponsor: The Forbes Services Memorial Club (FSMC) has granted $2,700 to become one of the Gold Sponsors for the upcoming Boscars, which this year are to be held at the Club on 15th September.
President of the Club Wayne Richards presented the cheque to President of the Forbes Business Chamber Chris Roylance, at the Boscars information and networking night last Wednesday. FSMC joins Forbes Shire Council as a Gold Sponsor, and Evolution Mining as overall naming rights sponsor.