PLASTIC FREE JULY – DON’T BE A MUG
In Australia, over 1 billion coffee cups are disposed of each year that cannot be recycled due to the plastic lining that keeps them waterproof. If we lined up all the coffee cups used each year in Australia they would stretch round the world…twice! That’s a lot of coffee cups.
Carry your own reusable coffee mug and you could receive a discount from cafes for using it.
Is your business doing something to reduce single-use plastic items during Plastic Free July? Let us know on the Localised Noticeboard!
ROAD CLOSURE | JOHN STREET | SUNDAY 14 JULY
John Street will be closed between Hunter Street and Annes Lane from 7am for 4-5 hours this Sunday 14 July, with the Singleton Centre upgrading air conditioning within the complex.
Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these times. Diversions will be in place.
SINGLETON LEADS THE WAY IN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO STAFF SAFETY
An innovative program to get Singleton Council staff actively involved in safety in the workplace has been recognised as industry-leading at the Local Government Professionals Australia, NSW Conference Excellence Awards in Sydney last night.
Safety Survivor ran during #SafeWorkMonth in October last year, and encouraged all staff to channel their adventurous side to take a range of “safety challenges” in keeping with a Survivor theme.
Teams were awarded points with the two leading teams facing off in a Safety Survivor Grand Finale with challenges including identifying hazards and dressing up in proper PPE.
The concept was dreamed up by Council’s Integrated Risk Management team, with some help from other business units across the organisation and of course, Council’s very own “Wilson”.
To read more, click here.
NEW DIRECTOR JOINS THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
A new director will join Singleton Council’s Executive Leadership Team in the coming months, with Sharon Hutch to take on the role of Director Organisation and Community Capacity.
Currently the general manager of Yass Valley Council, Mrs Hutch will oversee Council’s human resources, socio-economic development, integrated risk and business improvement functions.
The changed role is part of a new structure to take effect from 1 July 2019.
GRAND DESIGNS IN PROGRESS FOR JOHN STREET
The Town Centre upgrade is moving steadily along John Street with work underway on the detailed design of Stage 2.
The design will include improvements to the Elizabeth Street intersection and Campbell Street roundabout, as well as traffic and parking management, landscaping, street lighting, footpath improvements and upgrades to Baileys Union Park.
Click here for more information.
National Tree Day 2019 – Singleton
To assist our native wildlife and land rehabilitation, Singleton Council is inviting the community to get their hands dirty for National Tree Day, a native seedling planting event, on Sunday 28 July from 7am – 11am at Robinsons Reserve, Singleton Heights.
In partnership with Glencore Ravensworth Complex, Tidy Towns and Your Organics Service, the iconic environmental event will see 2000 natives planted in the reserve.
Council will also be giving away a free bag of compost to volunteers from 8am, made from the green material collected from local households via the Organics Service.
The benefit of tree planting goes beyond the beautification of our local parks; it’s about improving our soil and water quality and supporting our native fauna habitats. National Tree Day is also a great way for people to get involved in their community.
There is no need to register – participants can meet at the playground on Robinson Way, Singleton Heights at 7am. Seedlings, planting tools and gloves will be provided for participants. Please bring a hat, gardening gloves and sturdy shoes and water to stay hydrated.
A free BBQ will be held at the conclusion of tree planting.
Support Local Firsts – Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop
Established in 2002, Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese has two retail stores within the Hunter Valley. Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop provides the finest local, Australian and imported Artisan cheese gourmet delights, cured meats and accompaniments, including its own “Smelly” product range.
Hunter Valley Cheese Shop is also home to the Hunter Valley Gelato Company, featuring traditional Italian Gelato made onsite with imported Italian ingredients using traditional Italian Recipes.
Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop also offers Celebration Towers, Grazing Tables, Gelato Cart Hire plus many catering options.
Our staff have a passion for cheese and everything gourmet. We look forwarding to meeting you and assisting you with you gourmet delights or celebration catering needs.
Why not come and first one of the many local firsts Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop has to offer?
To make a booking or just ask a question please call 02 4998 6713, email info@smellycheese,net.au or message us via Facebook.
HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES WE NEED IN SINGLETON
We want to understand your expectations and needs for public infrastructure and facilities to support the future growth of our community.
We’re currently working on producing a Growth Infrastructure and Facilities Report to guide future infrastructure projects and investigation of associated funding sources.
The key focus areas include:
• Open space and recreation areas
• Civic and community buildings
• Environment and sustainability sites
• Road and transport infrastructure
• Stormwater management infrastructure
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Click here to fill in our questionnaire. As a person or group representative that has an interest in the infrastructure and facility outcomes for the Singleton LGA, your input is invaluable.
SINGLETON BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore has presented the Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award at the recent Singleton Business Excellence Awards to a worthy recipient in Simone Burrows, the force behind Blu’s School of Dance.
We are also proud of our very own Cheryl Smith, who was named Employee of the Year!
We are proud to support the Singleton Business Chamber and the Singleton Business Excellence Awards as a platinum sponsor and congratulate all the winners and nominees at last week’s presentation!
Take simple steps to boost your profits and reduce food waste
If you own or manage a food business, reducing the amount of food you throw out will help you cut costs and increase profits.
Did you know that 74 per cent of food waste happens before the food is even sold or served? Things like overproduction, spoilage, aesthetic specifications from retailers or wholesalers and food preparation all contribute to the amount of food that is wasted by businesses each week.
Most food waste in business is avoidable and is usually the result of poor stock management, poor food handling or incorrect serving sizes. It doesn’t make sense to spend money buying and preparing food just to throw it away.
Discover simple ways to reduce your food waste here: https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au