31, March 2017
Youth Week 2017 commenced on Friday with a huge range of events on offer for our young people up until the 9 April. Over 30 fantastic activities have been coordinated for young people aged between 12-25.
I had the pleasure of attending a number of events including the Silent Disco and Family Day at Great Arts and Sports Hall on Saturday. It was a great day with some choosing to hit the dance floor while others enjoyed the art station, face painting and barbeque lunch.
It was terrific to see families spending time together and having fun. There are a number of workshops and activities being held over the next few days. Youth Week 2017 will culminate with YouthFest at Margaret John’s Park, Kurri Kurri. To find out more and download the full list of events head to http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/events-ceremonies/youth-week or visit our Facebook page @CessnockCityCouncil.
Congratulations to the organisers of the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival, it really is a wonderful, unique event. Your hard work and dedication to ensuring the event runs smoothly should be commended.
Applications for the Mayoral Scholarships have now been received and review is underway. It is great to see so many people in our community striving for success. Over 30 applicants have now been through the interview process as they look to further their education in varying areas. Those successful will be announced in early May at the Mayoral Scholarships Ceremony. Thank you to all that applied and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Congratulations to the Kurri Kurri Rugby League Club for winning the Charity Shield and too Mulbring for taking out the cricket competition over Bellbird.
Cessnock City Council is ramping up an anti-littering campaign as part of NSW Litter Enforcement Month. The state wide campaign sends a clear message, littering is unacceptable and those caught in the act will be, reported and fined.Residents are encouraged to register with the NSW EPA Report a Tosser to report members of the public littering from their vehicle at www.epa.nsw.gov.au/reporttoepa. Residents can also collect free car tidy bags from Cessnock Library, Kurri Kurri library and the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre, to help keep vehicles and our community litter free.