Welcome to Kempsey Shire Council’s 10 September 2020 eNewsletter!

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When your food scraps go in your green lid bin it gets turned into professionally made compost which helps local farmers grow more food.
For more information go to www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au/scrap


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Have a Get Ready Weekend with family, friends and neighbours

Council is encouraging families, friends and neighbours to use the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Get Ready Weekend (19-20 September 2020) to prepare for bushfire season and start a broader conversation about being aware of and prepared for all hazards.

“The 2019/20 bushfire season was the most devastating bushfire season in our State’s history. It was a stark reminder of the danger of fire. It was also a reminder of the importance of being prepared and having a plan,” Council’s Recovery Coordinator Jo McGoldrick said.

“In the lead up to our next fire season - with the previous one in the not so distant past and the impacts still being felt across NSW - communities are understandably keen to know more about getting ready.”

To support early planning and preparation, NSW RFS will once again host their annual Get Ready Weekend on 19-20 September, in person and online. Please follow your local RFS brigade’s Facebook page for information as it becomes available. You can also visit the RFS website  for more information.


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Get Grubby to help local children get outside and celebrate nature

Council has signed up to the Get Grubby Program, Australia’s leading online eco-education program which teaches children about the importance of recycling, composting and gardening.

Get Grubby is also a popular ABC Kids show starring beloved eco-warriors dirtgirl, scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome.

Council’s subscription makes the program available for free to all child-care, day care (including registered family day care) centres, kindergartens and primary schools.

By signing up, schools can access 50 specially created videos and a host of early learning activities.

Interested schools should send an email to the Macleay Sustainable Schools Network at mssn@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

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Local community groups invited to apply for $65,000 in grants

Community groups across the shire are being invited to put their hand up for funding for projects that will benefit residents under a new grant scheme.

Council’s new Community Grants program offers grant funding to active not-for-profit community groups so they can deliver community-led projects in a wide variety of forms that benefit the shire.

Council are calling on existing community groups to attend an information session in person or online.

An information session is being held on Saturday 12 September, 12 midday-1:30pm, online session via Zoom.

To register for the session and for more information visit the Community Grants website 


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Kempsey hosted the world premiere of the documentary Slim & I at Majestic Cinemas on Thursday 3 September with Joy McKean, her family, the film makers and even the Governor of NSW in attendance.

Council would like to thank our partners for the event, Majestic Cinemas and Universal Pictures who made the event possible.


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