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Friday 18 May 2018



PROUD AS PUNCH... Colouring competition winners (front L-R) Adam Cuskelly (third), Isabella Chen (second) and Jackson Beaudin (first) with Cr Michele Herbert and Mayor Graeme Miller at the Heritage Presentation Evening held last Tuesday.

Rich Heritage Of Forbes Celebrated

Forbes Heritage 2018 has once again seen a variety of events undertaken to celebrate the people and places of Forbes in times gone by. Events such as the Antiques Roadshow, saw people travelling from as far as Cowra, Grenfell, and Condobolin to gain insight on the little pieces of history handed down through generations. Another important feature was the open days of the Forbes History Group and the Forbes and District Historical Museum. The 2018 Forbes Heritage Presentation Evening held last Tuesday, was an opportunity to recognise organisations and individuals, for their contribution to preserving the history of Forbes. The prestigious Forbes Medal for a Heritage Project was awarded to Forbes Shire Council for conservation work to the Forbes Library.

The Volunteer Award was awarded to the Forbes and District Historical Society for their tireless work to preserve Osborne Hall and the thousands of artefacts on display. The presentation night was also an opportunity to involve school children in Heritage with colouring and drawing competitions. Getting first place in the colouring competition was Jackson Beaudin, second place went to Isabella Chen and third place to Adam Cuskelly. Ellie Mitton took first place in drawing, Archie Quirk second place and Phoebe Walker third place. In the Open Art competition, first prize was awarded to Sampa Bhakta and Keith Mullette took out the drawing section. Karen Ritchie was awarded first place in the photography section and second prize went to Cheryl Barton.


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$25 voucher from Loomzy’s Fish ‘n’ Fix

Jacob Smith caught this Cod in the Lachlan River recently.

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LETTER To the Editor MAYORAL NOTES Congratulations to the many people who braved the conditions on Saturday for the Forbes Relay for Life 2018, it truly shows your dedication and commitment for such an important cause. It was my absolute pleasure to open the relay and cut the ribbon for the commencement of the very first lap. Thankfully it was much better weather this year for the Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday and the lovely weather was reflected with increased numbers taking part. Again hearty congratulations to Yvonne Shaw and her helpers for organising such an important event. It is very pleasing to see the Men’s Shed progressing along so well. This new building and all its opportunities have really been a wonderful community and council driven project. Council will be hosting a Citizenship Ceremony on 7th June. If you know of anyone who would like to participate in this ceremony please contact council staff by email on It has been such a busy time, we can

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now catch our breath before our town hosts the ever popular Forbes Eisteddfod. This year it will begin on 23rd June and we will welcome hundreds of people to our town to participate and compete. Our golfers have been enjoying these perfect autumn days with the highly successful

Letter To The Editor, Four weeks ago, I had just finished filling my car up with petrol at the Forbes Caltex, when I received a phone call to say that my sister had passed away. I went in to pay for my fuel and explained what had happened. Zoe, the Manager, immediately offered assistance to me and gave me a seat, offered water and to call someone for me. She was absolutely wonderful and compassionate and ensured I was ok, as I called someone to collect me. Such acts of kindness as these are often passed over for the negative things in our world and they should not be let go as insignificant or taken for granted. The kindness shown to me that day, helped me beyond words and I wish to share with our local community how one such act of kindness can help someone beyond measure. Thank you so very much Zoe! Have a lovely day... and keep warm. Kind regards, Annie White Forbes Open held last week on a course that competitors described as ‘good to play on’. I will be presenting the winners of the PGA tournament today as well. Mayor Graeme Miller

FORBES SHIRE COUNCIL “Serving the Community” Public Notices

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD THURSDAY 21ST JUNE AT 1PM REQUEST FOR TENDER NOTICE 2018/1 Provision of Casual Hire of Plant (Preferred Supplier List)

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL: Dual Occupancy – 2 x Units Development Application No: 2018/45

Tenders are invited for the provision of Casual Hire of Plant (Preferred Supplier List). Tenders, addressed to the General Manager, are to be lodged either by hand, post or Council’s e-tendering portal, Tenderlink, by 4.00pm Friday 1 June 2018. For further information contact Council’s Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, Mark Willis, on 6850 2874 or refer to Council’s website for the tender documentation. Canvassing of any of Council’s staff or Councillors will disqualify tenderers from the tender process. The lowest of any tender will not necessarily be accepted.


Please take notice in accordance with Clauses 29(A) & 79(A) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, 1979 and Forbes Shire Councils Development Control Plan, 2013 that a Development Application has been submitted by Phillip Miller for a New Dual Occupancy. 2 x Units, to be erected at Lot: 6 DP: 1099669, 24 Grenfell Street FORBES. The application will be on public exhibition from the 11th May 2018 until the 25th May 2018 any person may make a submission, in writing, in relation to this Application which must be received by Council on or before 5.00 pm on 25th May 2018. If you wish to make a submission regarding the proposal you must clearly explain your reasons (on planning grounds) in the submission. The application is classified as local development with Forbes Shire Council being the consent authority.

Forbes Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest for the operation of Mobile Food Vans within the lake foreshore precinct between the 1st July 2018 and 30th June 2019. Applications are to be lodged with Council by Friday 25 May 2018 and are to detail the preferred location and method of operation taking into account Council’s Mobile Food Van Policy. Applications are to be addressed to the General Manager, Forbes Shire Council, PO Box 333, Forbes 2871. Copies of the Mobile Food Van policy can be obtained from Council’s Administration Building at 2 Court Street, Forbes or by visiting Council’s website. Should you require any further information, please contact Scott Brakenridge, Council’s Senior Health Building and Development Assessment Officer on (02) 6850 2344.

NOTICE is hereby given that Forbes Shire Council resolved on 19 April 2018 its intention to classify the land described in Schedule 1 hereunder as Operational Land pursuant to Section 34 of the Local Government Act, 1993. Council will receive submissions addressed to the General Manager on its intention until 5pm Thursday 7 June 2018. For further information contact Council’s Senior Administration Officer on 6850 2305 or SCHEDULE 1: Lot 35 in the proposed subdivision plan for Lot 1 DP120710 and Lot 1472 DP750158, Daroobalgie Rd, Forbes

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF SECTION 7.12 FIXED DEVELOPMENT CONSENT LEVY PLAN In accordance with Clause 31 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000, notice is hereby given that on the 19 April 2018, Council resolved to adopt the Section 7.12 Fixed Development Consent Levy Plan (formerly Section 94A), from the 28 May 2018. All Development Applications submitted from the 28 May 2018 onwards will be subject to the plan. Enquiries can be made directly to Eliza Scarpellino, Council’s Graduate Town Planner, on (02) 6850 2344.


REQUEST FOR TENDER NOTICE 2018/6 - Provision of Traffic Control Services Tenders are invited for the Provision of Traffic Control Services. Tenders, addressed to the General Manager, are to be lodged either by hand, post or Council’s e-tendering portal, Tenderlink, by 4.00pm Friday 8 June 2018. For further information contact Council’s Manager Engineering Services, Danial Speer, on 6850 2874 or refer to Council’s website for the tender documentation. Canvassing of any of Council’s staff or Councillors will disqualify tenderers from the tender process. The lowest of any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

Disclosure Statement of Political Donations and Gifts: The Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act 2008 states that a person who makes a planning application (i.e DA) or submission to Council is required to disclose reportable political donations and gifts made by any person with a financial interest in the application to a Councillor(s) or Council employee(s) within the past two years. Privacy Notification: Submissions made by Council are considered public access documents under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.Personal information such as your opinion, name and address may be made publicly available including via Council’s website.

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Congratulations... The Western NSW Business Awards were held last Friday in Bathurst. The Excellence in Business Award went to H E SILOS. Well done!

Forbes Handicraft Centre: The Handicraft Centre will be holding a series of basic knitting and crocheting lessons for beginners or anyone wishing to update their skills by learning new stitches. The lessons will be held each Wednesday, commencing at 10am until 12.30pm. The cost is $5 per person, each person is to bring their own supplies (at least one ball of 8 ply wool and a crochet hook size 4.5 or 5.00 or knitting needles). If you are interested in participating please call Marg Maguire on 0478 225 163. Also the next Market Day Stall will be held on 19th May, commencing at 9am until 1pm outside the shop in Lachlan Street. There will be lots of home cooking available, plants on display, fresh farm eggs, in season produce and many handmade items. The Handicraft Centre’s Biggest Morning Tea will be on Thursday, 24th May, commencing at 10am until 12 noon at 83 Lachlan Street, for $5 per person. All funds raised will go to the Cancer Council. Inland Rail Community Consultative Committees: The Australian Rail Trac Corporation (ARTC) is calling for nominations for four Inland Rail Community Consultative Committees in NSW. There will be three committees for the 307km greenfield

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QUESTION of the week Narromine to Narrabri section of the project; and a committee for the 37km greenfield North Star to NSW/Queensland border section. People can nominate to join any of the committees in Narromine, Gilgandra, Narrabri and the North Star to Border section. The committees will consist of up to 15 people and each will have an independent chair. Committee meeting dates and locations will be advertised and will be open to the public and the media. More information is available at or by calling 1800 732 761 or emailing Lions Car Boot Sale: The next Lions Car Boot Sale will be held on Saturday, 19th May. This will be held at Lions Park from 8am until 1pm. Admission to the markets is free. There will be varieties of goods for sale, from hand crafted items and produce, to second hand wares. Site fees from the day will be donated to Havannah House. The Lions members will be catering with their barbeque food and also hot and cold drinks. Those wishing to hold a stall on the day are charged $10 and should contact Peter 0439 280 994 or Robyn 6851 2209.

What is your favourite childhood memory?

George Barnes: My favourite childhood memory is summer days and no school.

Christene Gorton: Going for drives with my mother and father and also my grandparents on Sundays in Sydney.

The Red Bend Catholic College Show Team attended the Dubbo Show last week. Lilly Hand took Reserve Champion Junior Judge for 15 to 18 year olds. Lilly, Hannah Brown, Mackayla Cox and Olivia Twyford also did well with parading. Cattle judging day went well with ‘Binky’ winning Champion steer and ‘Norto’ taking Limousine bull.

John Ryan: A childhood memory I certainly cannot forget was when I fell off a horse!

National Carp Control Plan Community Briefing Session

For more information on the briefing or to register your attendance, please contact Vivien Howard on 0439 387 603 or email

The National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) team, together with Central West Local Land Services would like to invite you to an information evening focusing on the use of a species-specific virus known as Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (the carp virus) as a biocontrol agent. The community briefing session will be held on Wednesday 30 May, from 6pm to 8pm at the Forbes Inn Hotel, 43 Rankin Street, Forbes. The event is an opportunity for Forbes residents to hear about proposed carp biocontrol measures first-hand from the NCCP and Local Land Services as well as contribute feedback to the plan. This event is one of more than 40 community briefings that have been held in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and Queensland. For more information on the briefing or to register your attendance, please contact Vivien Howard on 0439 387 603 or email

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A New Beginning For McGroders Solicitors and Conveyancers July 2018 will bring yet another chapter to the Forbes legal firm that has grown and changed over a century. From 1st July McGroders will come under the ownership of Stephanie Hughes, from Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing. This change will have little impact on clients. Dennis and the McGroders team will move to 9 Harold Street, while the phone number and other contact details will remain the same. Completed files from the past seven years, title deeds, wills and other safe custody documents of previous partnerships will remain in safe keeping at Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing. As Palmers Solicitors has ceased trading in Forbes, Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing also has custody of all wills, title deeds and other safe custody documents from the Palmers practice since 2004. Dennis is approaching 66 and after a satisfying working life with three children living away and six grandchildren, he had to put in place a viable succession plan for the practice. He intends working for Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing as a consultant until he retires.

Dennis would like to assure the community and his clients he did not take this decision lightly and that the continuity of quality service, continued employment of his staff and care for his clients are paramount. He feels confident that Stephanie Hughes and her team and the McGroders team will guide this historic Forbes legal practice into its new chapter with quality skills and service, young ideas, energy and enthusiasm. The premises of 155 Lachlan Street will be unoccupied from 1st July. This stately old building has been a private home, a maternity hospital and a legal office, and will be for lease or sale. Any creative options would be welcome. Contact McGroders solicitors on 6852 3366 with any questions.

WIN A FAMILY PASS TO QUESTACON Complete the below entry form and return it to Ian Simpson & Co office, or enter online via our website for your chance to win. Entries close 2pm, Thursday 24 May Name: Address: Email:

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A Building with a Living History Cowal Gold Operations Cowal Gold Operations Community Complaint Line: (02) 6975 3454 Community Complaint Line: (02) 6975 3454 Cowal Gold Operation has a dedicated telephone line to facilitate community enquiries and complaints. This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Cowal Gold Operation undertakes to Gold Operation a dedicated telephone line to respond to all enquirieshas or complaints within 24 hours.

The Cowal facilitate community enquiries and complaints. This service is available 24 hours Alternatively, you may contact your local Community and Environmental per day, 7 Monitoring days per TheCommittee Cowal (CEMCC) Gold Operation andweek. Consultative representative:undertakes to respond to all enquiries or complaints within 24 hours. • Lisa Andrews - Independent Chair • Cr. Tony Lord - Mayor, Bland Shire Council Representative


Alternatively,• Cr. you yourCouncil localRepresentative Community and Environmental Johnmay Ridleycontact - Lachlan Shire • Cr. Graham Miller - Forbes Shire Council Representative Monitoring and Consultative Committee (CEMCC) representative: • Bruce Dent - Lake Cowal Land Owners Association • Dr. Max Finlayson- Lake Cowal Foundation Representative

McGroders past Lachlan T H E Band U I lall DIN G Wlegal I T H partnerships A l I V I N G Hof I S155 TOR Y St Forbes thank you all for your patronage over the past 40 years and look forward to continuing to serve our clients and community in the future under the new name Stephanie Hughes & Co Lawyers and Conveyances.

• Lisa Andrews Independent ChairCorporation • Ally -Coe - Wiradjuri Condobolin • Angus Stitt - Community West Wyalong • Cr. Tony Lord - Mayor, Bland Representative, Shire Council Representative • Lucy Buttenshaw - Community Representative, West Wyalong • Cr. John Ridley Lachlan Shire Council Representative • Kate Dean - Community Representative, West Wyalong • Cr. Graham Miller - Forbes Shire Council Representative For CEMCC representative’s contact details please contact the Community Relations • Bruce DentDepartment - LakeonCowal Land Owners Association 02 6975 4661. • Dr. Max Finlayson- Lake Cowal Foundation Representative This notice is in accordance with condition M5 of the Cowal Gold Project • Ally Coe - Environmental Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation Protection Licence. • Angus Stitt - Community Representative, West Wyalong • Lucy Buttenshaw - Community Representative, West Wyalong • Kate Dean - Community Representative, West Wyalong For CEMCC representative’s contact details please contact the Community Relations Department on 02 6975 4661.

This notice is in accordance with condition M5 of the Cowal Gold Project Environmental Protection Licence.

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Boost For Vital Road Safety Projects The most dangerous hotspots on NSW roads will be upgraded as part of the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, which will help drive the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads towards zero. Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW, Rick Colless last week announced a $70.9 million investment to deliver 180 vital safety upgrades this financial year. The Safer Roads Program will: • Include re-engineering dangerous curves, installing rumble strips to alert tired drivers, widening shoulders and centre lines, and installing flexible wire rope barriers to help prevent run-off-road and head on crashes; and • Uses proven engineering treatments to reduce the number and severity of crashes on the state’s roads.

The projects are estimated to save the equivalent of 425 deaths and serious injuries over the life of the program. Rick said that 64% of the investment will be directed to regional NSW, delivering 125 projects. “Last year, 272 people killed on NSW roads were in the country, so this will go a long way to reduce the number of fatalities on regional roads”. “The NSW Government has invested over $282 million in road safety in the current financial year, and this $70.9 million from our Safer Roads Program will deliver more important safety upgrades in 201819 for many of our most dangerous roads,” said Rick. The Safer Roads Program was established in 2014 and to date $193.6 million has been invested and 490 road safety upgrades delivered.

Wellness Wise Incorporating More Wellness Into Your Work Day Just because you’re at your desk all day, doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze a little more movement into your day. With around one-third of an adult’s life spent at work, there’s plenty of time to incorporate health and wellness into your day – you just need to think outside the square. Here are a few tips: Change It Up: Round up your co-workers and suggest an office wellness conversion. You could transform an unused area into a mini-workout zone for quick stretch sessions, introduce a stairs-only policy or encourage regular breaks. The University of New South Wales recommends short, frequent breaks during periods of intensive repetitive work, for example two to three minutes every 20 to 30 minutes. The breaks should involve whole body movement to restore circulation and relieve muscle fatigue. Healthy Choice: Plan ahead and set aside time on a Sunday to prepare healthy lunches. At work, choose snacks wisely (keep some nutritious goodies in your drawer) and drink plenty of water. A drink bottle is convenient but getting up and refilling your glass will keep you moving. Keep It Fresh: Escape that mountain of work on your desk and venture outdoors

at lunch to clear your mind. Sign up for an express fitness class in the park or take a walk. Self Help: Keep calm and focused with some easy breathing exercises. Depending on whether you prefer a quiet space away from co-workers or are happy to zone out at your desk, beyondblue has a range of technique guidelines on its website. You can also ask your physiotherapist or masseuse for some self-massage techniques and stretches you can do at the office. It’s a good idea to talk to your workplace health and safety officer about assessing your desk set-up. By Jenna Meade

Forbes Bowen Therapy & Wellness 19 Bridge Street Forbes

Appointments are required by phoning Bowen Technician Greg Howell 0427 592 771

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Be Asthma Aware Last year Australians suffered the worst flu outbreak on record. The pharmacists at Flannery’s Pharmacy are urging people with asthma to not let colds and the flu inflame their symptoms this winter. “Getting the flu can increase the symptoms of asthma including wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and tightness in the chest. If not treated properly, these symptoms can cause complications and even hospitalisation,” said Tracey Edwards, Pharmacist at Flannery’s Pharmacy. Around 40,000 Australians are hospitalised and 400 die each year from asthma, with a spike in hospital admissions during winter for people of all ages – from preschoolers through to the elderly. Tracey recommends having an asthma action plan and taking asthma medications as prescribed by your GP. “Getting a flu vaccination is very important as it reduces the risk of influenza,” said Tracey. Winter asthma checklist: • Get your lungs checked — see your doctor for an asthma check-up; • Follow your asthma action plan; • Keep warm and dry, if cold air triggers your asthma; • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick and control germs by washing your hands regularly; • Have a flu vaccination at the pharmacy or see your GP and • Use a spacer in conjunction with your asthma medication. A spacer ensures you get more medication into your lungs, making your medication much more effective. For more information about asthma medication, asthma devices and flu vaccinations, please call into Flannery’s Pharmacy and see our registered nurse, Rach Hayes or one of our pharmacists.

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Parkes Rd, Forbes (next to Hozpots) PO Box 586, Forbes NSW 2871 Phone: 02 6852 4288 Fax: 02 6851 1151 Email: Website:

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Ian Simpson and Co Auction Day @ Forbes Services Club from 9.30am.

19 May

Forbes Handicraft Centre's Market Day in Lachlan St, Forbes from 9am. Come along to find some wonderful items for sale including jams, preserves, home-grown fruit and vegetables, plants, handmade clothing items, home cooking, woodwork and many other handicrafts. Lions Club Car Boot Sale Day at Lions Park in Junction Street from 8am to 1pm. Forbes Farmers Markets @ Victoria Park from 8am – 12pm. The Forbes Farmers Markets are on again. The markets aim to promote healthy eating, local produce & a great social, community environment. Always a great day! Parkes Christian School Kindergarten Expo from 7-8pm at the school. Register your interest via email or call 6862 4164. National Carp Control Plan Community Briefing, 6-8pm at Forbes Inn Hotel. For more information on the briefing or to register your attendance, please contact Vivien Howard on 0439 387 603 or email vivien.howard@ Orange Mail Voice Choir will perform at the Bogan Gate Memorial Hall at 1.30pm. Admission is $20 and includes afternoon tea. Tickets to be purchased by 28th May from Bogan Gate Railway Hotel, Parkes Real Property, Forbes Betta Electrical, Trundle GS Insurance. Forbes Preschool 60th Anniversary Dinner. Entertainment by Gabe Middleton and meals by Eat Your Greens, Eugowra. Tickets $60 Each. Watch our Facebook Page for more Details. Forbes Domestic & Family Violence Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 9.30am at Yoorana, 40-70 Church Street. Contact Renee Ellison on 6850 1234. The Rotary Club of Forbes meets at the Vandenberg Hotel on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 6:30pm. Call Chris Finkle on 0429 661 358 for further information. The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse Cowra Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month at 12:30. Open to all survivors of any community. Contact Pascale on 6342 1612 or Forbes Widows Support Group Luncheon at the Forbes Services Club, 12pm, the fourth Tuesday of every month. Contact Lyn Ward on 0417 536 619. Transport is available. Neighbourhood Watch meeting at the Forbes Services Club, 2pm on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information phone Lyn Ward on 0417 536 619. Forbes Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at the Long Tan Room of the Forbes Services Memorial Club on the 3rd Tuesday of every 2nd (odd) month at 5.30pm. For more information phone Ray Martin on 0429 133 046. Narcotics Anonymous meeting every Tuesday night at 7pm at the Uniting Church Hall Forbes, 26 Brown Street.

19 May 26 May 30 May Club captain Steve Grallelis, departing club member Brian Collie, Mayor Graeme Miller, Forbes Open Winner Konrad Ciupek and Grant Harding (Golf NSW) at the Forbes Golf Open held last Sunday.

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4 Aug Ongoing Jake Redfern and Jason Norris working on site of the new Forbes Men’s Shed being built in Union Street, last Thursday.

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Former Forbes resident, Bryce MacDonald visited our town for work on Wednesday.


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OUR Gal Jacinta Baass How long have you lived in Forbes and what do you like about living here? I grew up and went to school in Forbes but after marrying a farmer 25 years ago, I’ve had to commute to work in Forbes or stay home. As part of the World Croquet Day festivities last Tuesday, two of the croquet club’s most senior members, Dorothea Croker and Bruce Field, cut the celebratory cake.

Croquet News And Results

Week ending 12th May

On Tuesday, 8th May we welcomed back Ilma Davis, Sharnie Sentence and visitors Norm and Jan Wellmer. We also celebrated World Croquet Day along with our regular fun filled games which was a real test of ball skills and caused many laughs. In celebration of World Croquet Day, a delicious morning tea followed and cake-cutting by two of our more senior members, Bruce Field and Dorothea Croker. Many thanks to all who contributed! Members that took out all three games were: Harley Stewart, Veva MacCullagh, Marj Styles, Colleen Liebich and Libby Smart. After a beautiful day, disaster struck with a trip and fall on the steps requiring an ambulance to attend. This was followed by another person losing consciousness and two more ambulance vehicles, along with Hazmat and the Fire Brigade, attending to the emergency. Neither of these incidents was attributed to our gentle exercise game of croquet. The second patient was fine after being examined but unfortunately Joan has been hospitalised. We wish her well and a speedy recovery so that she may return to croquet. Joan loves her croquet as much, or possibly even more than any of us. This goes to show how we really do need a ramp to provide safer access to our clubhouse. On Saturday, 12th May winter had hit with revenge. It was a bitterly cold wind blowing after the beautiful autumn days we had experienced thus far. It was lovely to welcome Dorothea’s daughter, Moira for the day’s games. Happy Birthday was sang to Elvy, before she and John departed to set up raffles etc. for the Relay For Life event, at which a lot of our members were registered to walk for cancer. The game winners were: Bob Murray and Jill and Kevin Rubie. Congratulations to all! By Veva MacCullagh

Where do you work and what do you enjoy about your work? ChapterTwo. I enjoy meeting new people and making them feel good about themselves. What do you do to unwind after work or on weekends? I drive home trying to avoid the roo’s. I love having my family around or catching up with friends. What are you really good at? I’m really good at cramming every last minute as I never have enough time, which always makes me late. I am also good at not being able to switch off... or is that a bad thing? If you could have a super power, what would it be? I would want to be able to control the rain when needed! What is your pet hate? Dealing with Telstra. I’m no good at puzzles. Oh, and I am OCD about the interior of the car being clean. Tell us about your best holiday ever. Being young and in Year 6 and going on a school excursion, discovering Sydney. I thought it was just the best thing ever.

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Abatement Of Offensive Noise Everyone has experienced nuisance noise coming from a neighbour’s property. What to do? It depends on the type and frequency of the noise. The Protection of the Environment Operations Act (POE) sets out in considerable detail regulations which apply to all sorts of domestic appliances and machinery, internal and external. It deals with such things as air-conditioners, lawn mowers, electric power tools, musical instruments and amplifiers, pool motors, and car and burglar alarms. It sets hours during which appliances and machinery can be used and maximum noise levels. Your local council can deal with a wide range of problems, such as barking dogs or other continuing noises. One-off noises, such as a noisy neighbourhood party, are best dealt with by the Police. If there is a continuing problem, it is best to have a talk with your neighbour. If that fails, consult your council. If the problem is beyond the powers of the council, then consult your solicitor to see what legal action can be taken. In many cases the Local Court has the power to make a “noise abatement order”. Breach of this by the noisy neighbour can lead to fines and other more serious penalties If there is a “one-off” problem, the Police have the power to issue a similar notice. They can also issue on-the-spot fines if, after telling the offender to stop or mitigate the noise, it starts again within six hours. If we at Matthews Williams can assist you on this or any other legal matter, feel free to contact our office for an appointment. By Mark Olson Partner/Solicitor


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SENIOR SOLICITORS Allen Duggan, B.A. LL.B Ben Mackay, B.A. LL.B

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Forbes Open Success The Forbes Open held on Sunday, attracted a field of 120 who travelled from NSW and Victoria to play. It was good to see many returning players who were keen to play here again. Once again credit goes to the greens staff and volunteers for their work in presenting the course to a high standard. Many visitors commented on how true, but challenging they were. Thanks also to Simon Houston for keeping the field on time. The winner was Konrad Ciupek with a scratch score of 68. He had travelled from Melbourne for the event, keen to improve his experience as one of the sub-elite players in that state. He played alongside scratch golfer Will Arnold (Penrith), who between them provided a dazzling display of shot making. Konrad’s score 4-under was always going to be hard to beat but eventually for contenders it came down to holing the putts when needed. There was qualification also for two players to the NSW Seniors Open. The first spot went to Daryl McAuliffe and the second spot went to Peter Zotti (Wagga Wag-

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ga). Both were well pleased. Also available was a spot for a player and two friends to play in the NSW Open Pro-Am. Local player Brett Thomas won this with the best nett score of the day of 67. There was a long line of mates eagerly shouting ‘pick me’. The main prizes went to: A-Grade Scratch - Konrad Ciupek (Victoria GC) 68; B-Grade Scratch - John Finlay (Manly) 84 and CGrade Scratch - Brett Thomas 67. The Forbes winners were: A-Grade Handicap Runner-up - Shane Sallaway nett 72 c/b; B-Grade Handicap Winner - Rob Webb nett 71; B-Grade Handicap Runner-up - Andrew McDonald nett 73; CGrade Handicap Winner - Greg Webb nett 68; Veteran Handicap Winner - Greg Webb (68) and Junior Handicap Winner - Cameron McMillan (75). The NTP’s went to: 1st – A-Grade: K Ciupek (Victoria GC); 3rd A-Grade – R Nixon, B-Grade – F Collie, C-Grade – nil; 9th – CGrade – C Fealy (W/Wyalong); 18th – BGrade L O’Connor. By Short Putt

The netball night competition for both mixed and ladies teams played the last round of the competitions last week. Thank you to all the umpires who have umpired every week so games could be played. The next night competition will start in August. Anyone who would like to continue playing ladies competition netball should come to the Saturday competition at 9am, to be put into a team. Saturday competitions will be played through until August. Regional Carnivals The next regional carnival is in Bathurst on Sunday, 20th May. A bus will be running for players and parents. An 11 years team has been entered and the first 10 players to nominate will make up the team. Players can be turning either 10 or 11 in 2018. Players to nominate so far are: Delilah Karaitiana, Hannah Williams, Clare Williams, Lilli Cronin and Matilda Cronin. Five more players need to nominate to make up the team. Parents can email to secretary. The Dubbo carnival is on 27th May and again an 11 years team will be entered.

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