On Scene @ Halfway Creek

COMMUNITY HALL

The Summer market was another great
success with many stall holders and visitors.
The special raffle was drawn at the recent
Summer market and the winners are:

Lawn Trailer with wood – Anne (HWC);

Esky & thermos + football Greg (Wells Crossing);

Breakfast Meat Tray – Sharon S;

Camel Ride – Ray M (Lanitza);

Windscreen Sunshade – Pamela (Nymboida).

Other prizes went to Jenene (Grafton),
Sarah (Kungala), Tom & June (Kungala),
Merrilyn (Kungala), Emma, David
(Nymboida), Judy (HWC), Ray C (HWC),
Michael (Lanitza), Miss McBeath, Carol (Sth
Grafton) and William (HWC).

The HWC Community Hall Reserve Trust
would like to thank the sponsors of prizes: B
& L Mower World, South Grafton Butcher,
Lloyd the Wood Man, Jack’s Eggs and Allan
the Kiwi Camel Man.

Work should soon be underway again on
the hall extensions with the concrete slab
finished the usual volunteers have now
started work on the new kitchen. Anyone
interested in assisting with this project
would be most welcome, please contact
Tony 0428 199 782 for details.

A meeting was held by the Northern Joint
Regional Planning Panel at the hall in late
November to approve the Kungala Road
quarry. By the end of the three-hour
meeting none of the locals were any happier
about the development going ahead.
Kungala Rd is to be upgraded and widened
road out of the arrangement, but residents
who live along the road are far from happy
about the huge increase in the number of
trucks that will be using it and the risk to
walkers and school children, although trucks
won’t operate at school bus times .

RURAL FIRE BRIGADE

The early start to the fire season in late July
early August fortunately did not continue so
most Clarence Valley brigades have had
reasonably quite Spring and early Summer.
Residents have hopefully heeded the many
warnings and now with some rain and higher
humidity levels in December and January the
threat of bush fires has eased somewhat.

Permits are still required before lighting any
fires, please ring on Tony 0428 199 782 (there
are fines for lighting a fire without a permit).
Also remember if there even looks like a fire
problem call 000 immediately – our response
time is around 30 minutes so any delay can be
critical. Better we turnout to a fire where you
have regained control than turn up too late to
prevent a major incident.

Despite January’s rain easing fire conditions
we urge all property owners and residents to
make sure that their homes and properties are
adequately protected and they have
completed their Bush Fire Survival Plan.
Copies of these will be available along with
lots of other information available from
brigade volunteers at these markets.

At the Summer markets RFS volunteers ran
fun activities with a hands-on fire fighting
display which was well used by both children
and adults, testing their skills with hoses and
putting out a simulated fire using fire
extinguishers.

RFS meetings are held at 7pm on the first
Monday each month all residents are
welcome to attend and training is the forth
Sunday 9am to noon.