Tagged: Mayor

Mayor opens refurbished Exeter Hall

March 20, 2017Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead has today officially opened the newly refurbished Exeter Hall. Speaking at the opening the Mayor said the hall had long been a part of the Exeter village social scene. “Over the course of its 115 year history, Exeter Hall has played host to hundreds of dances, concerts, socials and...

Mayor offers condolences to family of lightning casualty

February 24, 2017Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Ken Halstead has today expressed his sadness on learning one of the women struck by lightning in Bowral’s Corbett Gardens has passed away at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. “On behalf of everyone at Council we extend our sincere sympathies and deepest condolences to the woman’s family,” the Mayor said. The 61-year-old...

Volunteers named Wingecarribee Shire’s top citizens

January 27, 2017Posted in: Events

Tireless Southern Highland volunteer Dr Allan Beavis (OAM) has been named Wingecarribee Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Citizen of the Year. The former Headmaster and now Musical Director of St Jude’s Anglican Church and the Bowral Autumn Musical Festival is also a Board Member of the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 Dr Beavis received an...

Deadline for Australia Day nominations extended

January 13, 2017Posted in: Community, Events

Residents are being encouraged to nominate now for the Wingecarribee Shire’s 2017 Australia Day Awards, with the deadline being extended until close of business on Friday 20 January. The Australia Day Awards are one of the most prestigious honours which can be bestowed upon a hardworking member of our local community. Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor...

Bushfire emergency contacts

December 22, 2016Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Ken Halstead is reminding residents of the correct emergency contacts in the event of a bushfire. “Fingers crossed that our Shire isn’t threatened by bushfires this summer,” Councillor Halstead said.  “But as we’ve seen, it only takes minutes for a bushfire to spread out of control and threaten life and property.”...