Council to host HSC Study Sessions with a difference

September 29, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting Year 12 students preparing for their end of year exams to join them for a different quality study option. Council’s Library Services and Community Development Teams have joined forces to host a series of HSC Study Sessions starting early October. The week-long program will allow Year 12 students to have...

Arts Trail maps now available

September 28, 2022Posted in: Community, Events

arts trail illustrated map

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to pick up their free map and start planning for this year’s Southern Highlands Arts Trail. Council’s Director Corporate Strategy and Resourcing, Ms Carmel Foster, said this year’s Arts Trail provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in their studio and sell direct to the public. “This...

Expressions of interest called for Seniors Festival

September 27, 2022Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest from community groups, businesses and organisations interested in hosting an event during the 2023 NSW Seniors Festival. The 2023 festival will run from Wednesday 1 February to Sunday 12 February. Council’s Director Corporate Strategy and Resourcing, Ms Carmel Foster, explained the importance of the festival for...

Bowral Memorial Hall to retain name

September 21, 2022Posted in: Community, Listening
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Bowral Memorial Hall will retain its long-standing name following this evening’s endorsement by Council. A report presented at Council’s Meeting of Wednesday 21 September 2022 found that 88 per cent of survey respondents did not support the renaming of the historic building. Council’s Administrator Viv May PSM said the community feedback was decisive. “Residents have...

Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

August 22, 2022Posted in: Community, Environment

Close up magpie with head tilted, looking at camera

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife, it also signals the start of nesting season. During nesting season, which generally runs over six to eight weeks, parent birds will often exhibit protective behaviour to shield their nest and hatchlings. As their new season young hatch, magpies and plovers...