Mayors Message 8 October 2019

8th October 2019

Mayor Tim Wilson

Mayor's Message - 8 October 2019

This weekend will be a busy one in Kentish.

The Tasmanian Medieval Festival will be held this weekend in Sheffield. There will be archery, jousting, craft stalls, trebuchet and sword combat. Step back in time.

Although already booked out, I wanted to mention the Mount Roland Folk Festival that will run from Friday night to Sunday this weekend. The festival will be based at Gowrie Park Wilderness Village. There will be numerous artists performing and also other events such as weed pulling (yes really), kids activities and learning how to make an instrument. There will be a bushdance also. It is great to see a new event in Kentish sold out. Well done to Dominic McAlinden and his team.

Council has developed a draft Dust Seal Policy and is seeking community feedback.  This policy has been developed as Council sometimes receives requests for rural roads to be sealed where it cannot be justified due to cost and low traffic volumes.  The policy aims to formalize a process whereby residents can improve the amenity of their property via a cost sharing arrangement with Council.  The policy has been based on similar ones in use at other Councils. Comments in writing should be forwarded to Council by Wednesday, 30 October 20019 via mail at PO Box 63 Sheffield 7306 or email council@kenitsh.tas.gov.au. The policy can be viewed on the website https://www.kentish.tas.gov.au/council/public-notices.

The Sheffield Ambulance will be teaching the community how to Restart a Heart at Post Office Park, Sheffield from 9am this Saturday. By learning CPR you can increase someone’s chances of survival by 50%.

This week is Mental Health Week, an annual event that shines a light on how we can all support our own, and our community’s mental health. Take part in one of the free MHW community activities being held in Sheffield. Details of the activities can be found on the Council website https://www.kentish.tas.gov.au/community/event-calendar.

I attended the Men's Shed 10th Anniversary on Saturday. A big crowd. Dick Adams opened the shed 10 years ago and returned last weekend to turn the sod for the new extensions. Past President Peter Willcox was acknowledged for his years of service (and humour). Well done to the current President Terry Hughes and the team for putting on such a great event. Did you know there is now a working forge and blacksmith shed in operation?

Tim Wilson  MAYOR