Message from Mayor Lake
This week on March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day and the theme for this year is “Break the Bias”. Let’s enjoy the day together by renewing our commitment to women’s equality and a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
At Cumberland Council I’m proud to be part of a team of Councillors that includes a record number of women from diverse backgrounds. I am hopeful that our work will encourage other women and girls to stand for leadership roles in our community. Together, we can all play a part in helping to build a world where difference is valued for the strength it brings.
Our thoughts are with all those being affected by the unprecedented flooding across NSW and Queensland and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the SES teams and other emergency personnel and volunteers who are working overtime to assist those in need.
We have been here before and being a generous community, we have always risen to help neighbours and strangers in need. If you are wanting to donate support, the NSW Government is urging everyone to take advantage of the established arrangements they have with national non-for-profit GIVIT by visiting https://www.givit.org.au/storms-and-flooding. People can also make financial donations to the Red Cross flood appeal by visiting https://www.redcross.org.au/floodsappeal
Our hearts also go out to those families in Ukraine that are suffering and are at the brunt of the growing crisis. It’s absolutely harrowing to watch innocent civilians’ lives being overturned. There is a number of charity organisations that you can donate to that are taking action to support Ukraine and provide humanitarian assistance to those impacted by the crisis including Caritas Australia www.caritas.org.au/donate/emergencyappeals/ukraine/, UNICEF Australia www.unicef.org.au/appeals/ukraine-emergency-appeal and Save the Children Australia www.savethechildren.org.au/
Mayor Lisa Lake
8757 9856 | Lisa.Lake@cumberland.nsw.gov.au
ETS Gym Open Week
Free entry and classes
Monday 7 March to Friday 11 March 7am to 4pm
The ETS Gym 2 Montrose Avenue, Merrylands
Try out our Wellness Classes:
HIIT Program (High Intensity Interval Training), Bootcamp, Pilates, Zumba and Women’s only classes. Classes run from 7am to 7pm, bookings are essential. See the instructor when you arrive.
Book a class or for more information visit: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/etsgym
Storytime at Libraries
Join us for fun stories and songs for children aged 3 to 5 years.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Held from 11am to 11:45am
Auburn Library - Wednesday 9 March
Wentworthville Library - Thursday 10 March
Granville Library - Wednesday 16 March
Merrylands Library - Thursday 17 March
Book now or find out more: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/whats-on
Seniors Festival 2022 Golf Day
Thursday 31 March, 7:30am to 2pm
Play a free day of golf and have lunch on us.
Woodville Golf Course
118 Rawson Road, Guildford
Register now or find out more: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival
Seniors Festival Talent Show and Morning Teas
Enjoy a free morning tea and see outstanding locals showcase their talents. Special guest performance by Brian Lorenz.
Friday 25 March, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Holroyd Function Centre, Miller Street, Merrylands
Thursday 31 March, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Dooleys, 25 Terrene Street, Regents Park
Book tickets, apply to perform or find out more: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/seniors-festival
Use Your $500 Vouchers at Council’s Before and After School Care Services
Parents and carers of children enrolled in all primary schools in NSW can now apply for a $500 voucher to be used on Before and After School Care Services.
Eligible families will receive their vouchers in their Service NSW app just like the Dine and Discover program with providers able to quickly scan the QR code on the spot or use the unique voucher code to redeem.
Find your closest Council Before and After School Care Education and Care Service: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/out-school-hours
Free Legal Services at Berala
Drop in for free legal advice from lawyers from Multicultural Legal Service.
Wednesday 16 March, and every second Wednesday
10am to 12noon. Cost: free, no booking required.
Berala Community Centre 98-104 Woodburn Rd, Berala
Find out more: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/free-legal