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July 2016

Don’t forget children went back to school this week so be mindful to stick to the 40km limit in School Zones and remember to choose safety over convenience and park legally. 

Council Rangers impounded 31 dogs last month, thankfully 27 of them were registered and microchipped so were returned home without needing to stay in doggy detention. If you have lost your dog please contact the RSPCA because it could be there waiting for you. Be sure to keep your registration details up-to-date so we can help your pets home if they ever decide on a day of misadventure. Discover how we can assist you and your pets http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/animals 

Warm up this winter by staying active. Did you know there are over 50 parks, 40 playgrounds and 20 sportsgrounds located throughout Cessnock City Council? 

If you plan to take your dog with you there are a number of designated off-leash areas to choose from.

For everyone’s enjoyment and safety some rules apply http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/sport/offleash     

When out and about always let somebody know where you are going and when you are expected home because not all of the great outdoors is mobile friendly! 

Find out more about parks and recreation areas on the website http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/sport/parks  

If you would rather curl up by the fire inside this winter or enjoy sitting by a fire pit here are some useful fire tips: 

  • Always use clean, dry wood
  • Use natural accelerants (not fuel)
  • Avoid damp wood
  • Don’t burn painted wood, plastics or grass clippings
  • Take note of the wind direction and avoid windy days
  • Let your neighbours know what you are doing beforehand