U3A course shines the spotlight on Council

June 26, 2013Posted in: Other

Wingecarribee Shire Council, in conjunction with the University of the Third Age (U3A), is to offer a short course about local government, its services and functions. Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager explained the purpose of the course. “The ten week course is a deliberate decision on the part of Council to be more open and...

Council takes smoking off the menu

June 21, 2013Posted in: Community, Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents and businesses that Council owned dining areas in the Southern Highlands will become smoke free from 1 July 2013. Smoke free dining areas will be identified by shop front window signage in all relevant businesses. This includes footpaths and some purpose built outdoor dining areas in Bowral, except for...

Discussions on proposed animal shelter continue behind the scenes

June 21, 2013Posted in: Community, Development

Councillor Larry Whipper, Chair of Council’s Companion Animals Working Group, has reassured that progress on the new Wingecarribee Animal Shelter remains on track. “The new facility is not in doubt,” Councillor Whipper said. “Its progress is however taking longer than anticipated and I fully understand the frustration.” In 2010 Wingecarribee Shire Council reported that a...

Time to frock up for Mayoral Winter Ball

June 18, 2013Posted in: Events

Moss Vale and Bowral’s Sesquicentenary celebrations move out of the cold next month as celebrations move indoors for the Mayoral Winter Ball. To be held on Saturday 6 July at the Gibraltar Hotel, the black tie event will serve as a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Australia. “The Mayoral Winter Ball marks the mid-year point for our sesquicentenary celebrations,”...

Use your smart phone to report issues to Council

June 14, 2013Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents that they can contact and report issues directly with their smart phones using apps such as Snap, Send, Solve. Council’s Manager Customer and Information Services Andy Carnahan explained the benefits of the service. “Snap Send Solve is a clever app that lets residents report faults and issues to Council and provide...