Now that the fires are under control and the State of Emergency has been lifted:
The New South Wales Premier has formally revoked the State of Emergency which was declared on 20 October 2013 to assist firefighting efforts in the recent bush fires.
The declaration focused on the safety of the community, giving emergency services the ability to make decisions and take actions in the interest of protecting communities.
NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons thanked the community for their cooperation during this difficult period. He also reminded the public of the need to remain vigilant and be prepared throughout the fire season.”
Life can resume, more or less as normal, except that there has been no adequate rainfall in the Valley since June, and what grass has grown this spring is browning off quickly and becoming a fire hazard in itself. Time to ensure your properties are fire ready from the grass fire perspective.
With that in mind the Hartley Rural Fire Brigade is holding an Extra-ordinary General Meeting on Sunday 3rd November at 10am in the Fire Shed in Mid Hartley Road.
If you’re thinking of becoming more involved in the local brigade, this is a good time to do so.
“I just wanted to clarify, tomorrow’s meeting is not an AGM. AGM is held in June and all positions are declared vacant for re election. Tomorrow’s meeting is an “extra ordinary meeting” as listed on the Hartley Rural Fire Brigade Facebook Page. The only positions being re elected tomorrow are those left vacant after resignation of members. We have recently had an open day, as you know, and are trying to organise a social evening for local brigades and the community to get together. Whilst it is not a closed meeting, it is not really an appropriate “meet and greet” meeting either.”
from Melanie Collins of Hartley Rural Fire Brigade Page.
On Monday 4th November at 7.30 pm, the Hartley District Progress Association is holding its Annual General Meeting. If you have a yen to support your local community support group, this is the time to put your hand up. All positions in the Committee will be declared vacant and new blood will be very welcome.
You may have a grand plan that will benefit the valley in many ways that the Progress Association could run with, or want to run a masked ball fund raiser to improve the facilities in the Community Hall.
Even if you have no political or social aspirations within the Valley, come and say good-day and join us for a cuppa and a chat.