Council donates to SES

15 July, 2011Posted in: Community

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Halstead today handed over a cheque for $24,500 to the Wingecarribee State Emergency Service (SES).

“Council is extremely grateful for the hard work and invaluable service our SES volunteers provide across our Shire in times of difficulty.

“Today’s cheque is a small token of our appreciation,” said Councillor Halstead.

Wingecarribee SES Local Controller Anthony Katsoulis said the $24,500 donation would go towards the purchase of a purpose-built rescue vehicle.

“This money will help ensure a fully-equipped local SES rescue truck will be stationed right here in our Shire to assist in times of emergency.

“The Wingecarribee SES and Council have a great working relationship and we thank them for their continued support,” Mr Katsoulis said.

As a result of last week’s wild weather, the Wingecarribee State Emergency Service, in conjunction with Council’s maintenance crews, responded to hundreds of calls for assistance across the Shire, securing houses and clearing fallen trees.

“Last week’s windstorm is a timely reminder of the selfless work that the volunteers of the Wingecarribee SES provide in times of crisis,” Mayor Halstead added.