Oberon Council News - 15 October 2015

Latest News from Mayor Kathy Sajowitz

The Oberon Anti Amalgamation Committee is seeking your support. If you feel strongly that Oberon should remain a standalone Council and I know many of you do, then I suggest you contact Marj Armstrong for information on the “No Forced Amalgamations” Rally being organised by the Cabonne Anti Amalgamation Group on Saturday 17 October. The rally will take place at the Bathurst office of Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole at 10.30am.

The “Steel Street” exhibition facilitated by the Friends of Oberon Library located within business premises in Oberon’s Main St is now installed and already creating much attention. I urge you to wander along and view the artworks. The exhibition will run from 9 – 23 Oct at which time the Peoples Choice and Voters Award will be decided.

Only a week or so left for Australia Day Award nominations to be submitted, forms are available from the Council office. So let’s recognise the contribution community members give by acknowledging their commitment and achievement.

The Hampton Public School Market and family day is on this weekend, 17 Oct from 9am – 1pm. The market supports the Hampton Public School so well worth a visit.

I was delighted to attend the Oberon Junior Hockey presentation afternoon last week. A vibrant group of players and volunteers, that vibrancy showing in the results achieved during the 2015 season. Congratulations to all the players who have achieved representative places.

Also on my social calendar was the Oberon Youth Council Disco last Friday evening. What a success this evening was. Over fifty 6-11yr olds came along to the early session and had a great time. Then sixty two 12 – 18yr olds took over and partied on until 11pm. I do not recall ever having that much energy. I must congratulate the young people of Oberon on the way they conducted themselves throughout the evening, a good time was had by all in a friendly fun atmosphere. Well done to the Youth Councillors who are fast becoming a presence in our community. My sincere appreciation goes to the Oberon RSL for their generosity in the running of the event and I need to acknowledge the Oberon Council staff that give freely of their own time (and their partner’s time I might add), to support and help organise the OYC activities. Successful events such as the Disco and the recent Youth Conference could not happen without them. Thank you.

I offer support to all the year twelve students who are now halfway through their HSC exams. Almost there......

Oberon is to be featured in the autumn edition of the Central West Lifestyle magazine. This is joint initiative of Oberon Council and OBTA. Journalists and photographers will be out and about in town over the coming weeks gathering material and interviewing some of the interesting people that enrich the Oberon community.

Many parents will be appreciative of the 40km/per hour speed zone signage recently installed around our local schools. This is part of the RMS school safety program and a huge plus for the safety of our young people.