Archive: May 2012

FREE Child Restraint Checking Day

May 31, 2012Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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How secure is your child’s restraint? Every year, many children are injured – or worse – in car crashes. Many of these incidents could be prevented by the use of a correctly fitted child restraint. Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, is encouraging parents to ensure their child seats are fitted correctly at Council’s FREE...

World No Tobacco Day 2012

May 30, 2012Posted in: Environment
 

With World No Tobacco Day being commemorated on Thursday 31 May, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents of their opportunity to comment on a proposal to prohibit smoking at Council managed outdoor dining areas.   World No Tobacco Day began in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and...

Council supports Fatality Free Friday

May 24, 2012Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire’s motorists are being urged to reflect on their driving habits this Friday 25 May as part of a national road safety campaign entitled, Fatality Free Friday.   Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz explained the concept of the campaign.   “Fridays are statistically the most dangerous day of the week on our nation’s...

Youth get unplugged

May 23, 2012Posted in: Community, Events
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All Southern Highlands youth are invited to attend Unplugged Youth, a late-night performance event aimed at local teens. Unplugged is a bi-monthly event funded by Wingecarribee Shire Council and supported by Coffee Culture in Bowral. The gig is run by young people for young people and is the perfect way for performers to gain experience...

Helping Learner drivers become safer drivers

May 18, 2012Posted in: Events, Roads and Assets
 

Teaching a young person to drive can be a daunting task, but a number of Council workshops and hands-on driving events scheduled for the mid-year may prove of assistance to parents in the Southern Highlands. Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, said that statistics show that inexperienced drivers, especially young people (17-20 years...