17 June 2020

I want to reassure the community that I am working very hard to solve the Target dilemma, but importantly I need you all to continue to email Wesfarmers articulating how important Target Country is to this town and your families. Here is their email address again: info@wesfarmers.com.au

Most importantly I ask that you continue to shop locally at all our stores. It is essential that we keep our businesses viable. We do not want to lose being able to walk our beautiful streets going from shop to shop and having a wonderful social experience. The Forbes community has always stuck together in a crisis and may I suggest this is one if we are not careful.

I would also like to remind everyone to social distance as we begin to venture out more these days. There is a free mobile COVID-19 clinic in Harold Street this Wednesday and Thursday. There is no need to book and we encourage anyone with symptoms - even if they are mild - to be tested. Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or a sore/scratchy throat.

For those that don’t know we have a wonderful service available in Forbes called, Riding for the Disabled. This volunteer service allows people with a disability to experience equine assisted activities. The Forbes branch is however looking for volunteers and horses to keep this amazing service here in Forbes. Last year the group acquired a buggy to use in their activities. If you know anyone who would like to volunteer please get in touch through Council.

Our Central West Livestock Exchange has moved into Stage 2 of the recovery with Agents, Vendors, Restockers and Contractors allowed onsite. Everyone must complete their attendance forms prior to turning up to the Exchange as entry is only allowed to those that do so. And if you are unwell please do not attend.

We have our June Council meeting this week and we will have a lot to talk about with the Youth Strategic Plan, Homemakers Centre report and many other things to discuss.

Enjoy your week. God Bless.