The launch of the Sheffield and Railton Community Bank shares Prospectus last week went very well with many people queueing up to purchase shares. Over $260,000 was raised on the night with a minimum $300,000 more to be raised over the next three months. Council is enthusiastic about the community bank model as banking profits are shared with the community, and this has been demonstrated over and over in many rural communities across Australia. It is also beneficial to have a variety of banking services on offer to residents.
Last week the Kentish Museum opened an exhibit based on the Main Street of Sheffield. Did you know Main Street used to be called Kentish Road? I didn’t. It is amazing to see the changes in buildings over the years, but there are some buildings for which there is little history. If you have any old photographs of Main Street buildings Barb Wells of the Kentish Museum would love to see them. The exhibit is growing each day so drop in to have a look.
This Saturday at 2pm at the Sheffield Working Art Space in Albert St is the launch of the 2016 Inspirefest, the art competition for artists with a disability carer. Part sponsored by Devonfield, this competition has produced some beautiful works in past years so please come and view the artworks which will be on display after the launch.
Last week as part of youth week about 85 young people watched a movie in the Health Centre Park. It was a good night with blankets and deck chairs set up around the park, and some good fun for all doing something different.
Cr Don Thwaites, Mayor