Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz - Thursday 24 September 2016

Last reminder that the Hearing Bus which will be visiting Oberon between 10am – 3pm on Wed 28 September 2016 the bus will be located in Ross street outside the Neighbourhood Centre. No appointments necessary and it is a free service.

Oberon Council is supporting the Oberon U3A who are holding a workshop “Safety and Security for Seniors” The keynote speaker is Sgt Sue Rose from the Chifley Area Command. The venue will be the Community Centre Function Room on Monday 17th October 2016 commencing at 10am. The maximum number for the workshop will be thirty so early bookings required. You can contact Maree Arrow 6336 3003 or email oberonu3a@gmail.com to confirm a place. Sgt Rose will speak about how to keep safe and secure around the home, awareness around your motor vehicle, scams, fraud and security whilst shopping. With an escalation in the incidences of fraud especially around credit cards and the pay wave facility, this workshop will be hugely beneficial.

Speaking of scams beware of a Ransomware virus currently popping up in email inboxes. If an official looking email purportedly from AGL turns up in your inbox do not open it, if you do its possible a virus will encrypt your computer files and you will then be asked for a fee to retrieve them,  even if you pay the fee you will not be able to recover your files.

Congratulations to the ladies B Grade Soccer team who trounced Bathurst 75’s to take out the grand final last Sunday, commiserations to the Ladies C Grade who lost in a close encounter with Collegians and the Senior Mens and Ladies Hockey both losing in close fought matches. I was lucky enough to be invited to present some awards at the Junior Hockey presentation over the weekend…from my observation the future of this club is in very safe hands. Well done to all our sportspeople.

The new Long Jump Pit located at the Oberon Recreation Ground is now ready for the commencement of the Little Athletic season on 24 September 2016. Work to be completed on the shotput and discus cage will commence this week.

A warm welcome was extended to eight members of Biblio Turismo at the Oberon Library last Friday. Biblio Turismo is a group of motor bike riding librarians who utilise their hobby of bike touring to visit rural, remote and regional libraries once per year. This is the eleventh year of the group visiting and promoting Libraries in Victoria, NSW and the ACT. It’s a great excuse to see the country and visit Libraries.

The Mayfield Private Garden will soon be open for the spring viewing from  15 – 30th October 9am to 4.30pm every day, look for some new innovative attractions this year. The beautiful Gairloch Gardens in Oberon are also open during those two weeks from 10am – 5pm. Entry just $5 which is donated to local charities. Last chance to dawdle amongst the 10000 daffodils planted at Brydie Park on Sloggetts road this coming saturday 24 September 2016.

There will be a Free Tip day held on 16 October 2016 at Oberon, Burraga and Black Springs, a Household Chemical cleanout 15 October 2016 and a Bulky goods kerbside collection 17 – 20 October 2016. For further information and to register please contact Oberon Council on 02 6329 8100.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz