Scottish perspective on waste

Waste Management Officer Amanda Ingram (centre) toured Forbes Scrap Metal with LandCare ­representative Len Reade and Forbes Scrap Metal owner Les Little on Thursday last week as part of the vocational component of Group Study ­Exchange.A passion for waste management led Scotland’s Amanda Ingram to Forbes last week as part of Rotary District 1010 Group Study Exchange team.

Ms Ingram arrived in Forbes last Tuesday week as part of the five person inbound GSE team from Northern Scotland.

Last Thursday week Ms Ingram joined local Landcare enthusiast Len Reade on a tour of Forbes environmental projects, focussing on waste management.

Ms Ingram visited Twin City Recyclers, Forbes Scrap Metal and the Forbes Shire Council Daroobalgie landfill site.

During the four week exchange Ms Ingram said she hopes to learn more about Australia’s campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness of and participation in recycling.

In Scotland around 40 per cent of waste is recycled, Ms Ingram said.

“It has been great to find out more about the way waste is managed in this part of Australia and how it compares to Scotland and I have gained some really useful ideas and contacts.

“I think a lot of the legislation we have in place [in Scotland] are imminent for Australia so it’s good to talk about that too,” she said.

Between vocational visits Ms Ingram visited the proposed community garden, White Bend and constructed wetlands sites.

“I’m trying to show the achievements of Landcare towards improving and restoring the environment in the urban area,” Mr Reade said.

During Thursday’s tour Ms Ingham also gained an insight into revegetation, salinity, water tables and wildlife corridors.

“We are trying to show what we have achieved and how we achieved it and the results before and after and finding a two-way interaction,” Mr Reade said.

Mr Reade said although there would be a number of differences between Australian land and Scottish land, he believed there are also a number of similar environmental issues.

“As a representative of Landcare on the environment committee we are very interested in her knowledge and ability of waste management and how it can be utilised in our area,” Mr Reade said.

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Walla’s Troy Taylor gives chase to Murray Magpies’ Patrick Robinson in Walla’s 21.16 (142) to 13.5 (83) win over the Magpies on Saturday.Henty has continued its brilliant start to the Hume FL 2012 season, by easily accounting for last year’s runner up Holbrook at Henty on Saturday.

The Swampies were superbly led by Coach and former Ovens and Murray star Brent Piltz, who is returning to his home town after a stellar career in the O and M.

Piltz was almost impossible to pass across half back with his long penetrative and precision kicking being a highlight of a very impressive Henty performance.

Holbrook are now in real danger of missing a finals spot and will need to re discover some passion and form or the season could quickly fade away after such a wonderful 2011 season.

Jimmy Ellis, Simon Hillier and Shannon Terlich continued on from there great cricket form with excellent games to be amongst the Swampies best.

Mikal Bloom, Andrew Taylor and Brent Hibberson tried hard for Holbrook, but to many passengers and out of form players left the Brookers a long way off the pace.

Howlong remained unbeaten after three rounds, but had to contend with a withering finish by Culcairn and a severe injury to ace Darren Bradshaw.

Culcairn fell just six points short of causing an upset, with seven straight last quarter behinds costing the Lions big time, following on from last weeks one point loss to Lockhart.

Howlong’s victory came at a huge price with Darren Bradshaw injuring his elbow and likely to miss over a month, while former skipper Troy Cooper broke his hand.

In his brothers absence Daniel Bradshaw showed the class that made him a two time premiership player with Brisbane, by kicking seven goals, including six in the first half.

Brent Barber returning from injury was best for the Lions, winning plenty of ball across half back, Leigh Baker was in excellent touch in the midfield, along with Shannon Gilson.

Culcairn face a blockbuster game at home this Saturday, when they clash with rivals Henty, in a game that could shape both sides season. A huge crowd is anticipated.

Walla has made it two wins in a row with Troy Taylor turning in a scintillating ten goal performance that catapulted the Grasshoppers to a ten goal win over Magpies.

After collecting its first ever wooden spoon in its 106 year history in 2011, the Hoppers are now sitting in sixth place on the ladder with only one loss to Osborne.

Harry Tresize, Guy Coleman and former coach Jason Murray were explosive and fed the ball superbly to the high marking and spring heeled Taylor.

Osborne has taken up a fairly familiar position on top of the ladder after three rounds, following a comprehensive 118 point win over Billabong Crows at Urana.

Trent Perczyk proved he is as good as any other forward in the competition with an eleven goal haul. Coach Dan McAlister continued his good form kicking five goals.

Matt Clarke, Nick O’Connell and Hayden Gleeson controlled the stoppages and clearances, while the back line led by Andrew Clarke were outstanding.

Osborne now face up to near neighbours and fierce rivals Lockhart this Saturday, with both teams unbeaten and in sparkling early season form.

Rand-Walbundrie Tigers bounced back to winning form with a solid four quarter effort that would have pleased Coach Clint Gilson, beating CDHBU by 72 points at Coreen.

Marc Kreutzberger, Guy Telford and Brendan Simmons led the charge with solid games, while Mark Wilde kicked four goals in a classy effort.

The Tigers have regained its place in the top six and should stabilise this further with a home game against Billabong Crows this week.

Lockhart proved too strong for the out of form BB Saints winning easily by 85 points at Lockhart, to remain in third place and unbeaten.

Sam Day showed his value by kicking five goals, after Tom Marlow was kept to just three goals by Saints defender Dean Murphy.

Thirty four scoring shots to nine was a good indication of the Demons dominance. Lockhart continue to gain admirers and a win at Osborne this Saturday would not surprise.

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Dragon boat club receive grant

Forbes Dragon Boat Club secretary Wendy Muffet and president Wendy Green accept a cheque for over $5000 from Member for Dubbo Troy Grant.Members of the Forbes Dragon Boat Club are fired up – but in a good way thanks to the announcement of over $5000 worth of funding for the newly established sports group.

The announcement of the $5770 grant was made earlier this month as part of the State Government’s 2011-12 Sport and Recreation Participation Program.

State member for Dubbo Troy Grant visited members of the dragon boat club late last week to officially recognise the club’s achievement in securing the grant.

During a special meeting with President Wendy Green and Secretary Wendy Muffet, Mr Grant congratulated the club on securing the funding which is set to help the club and its members develop.

President of the Forbes Dragon Boat Club Wendy Green and secretary Wendy Muffet said the funding was good news.

The women said the bulk of the grant will be used for skills development.

“They are not the kind of skills that you grow up with.

“It is a completely new sport that has a new skill set and the grant will let us develop these through courses run by Dragon Boats NSW,” Mrs Muffet said.

The rest of the funds will be used to pay for coaching clinics and life jackets, purchase a first aid kit and team uniforms.

Wooden paddles currently used by members will also be paid for by the grant.

It is hoped developing the skills of current club members will help establish the club within the community and encourage others to join.

“[We want] to grow the sport and grow the size of the club in town and eventually have a regatta here, even if it was just Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo that come,” president Wendy Green said.

The Forbes Dragon Boat Club became the state’s 52nd club when it was established in October last year.

Although the club only took to Lake Forbes for the first time during the Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival in September, members have already competed in four regattas.

The club also recently received a grant from Westpac Bank for $500.

These funds will be used in conjunction with the Sport and Recreation Participation Program.

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2012 ANZAC Day Commemorations


5.45am: Dawn Service at Monument Hill. Assemble at 5.30am.

7.50am: ANZAC Service, and Border Vietnam Veterans Commemoration Service at the SS&A Club Memorial Wall. Assemble at 7.40am.

8.30am: ANZAC Service at the War Memorial in Waugh Rd.

9.00am: March from the corner Dean and Spencer Streets to Elizabeth Street .Form up at 8.45am.

10.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at Monument Hill.

11.00am: Wreath laying at the Commercial Club for Albury’s 2/23rd Infantry Battalion and Vietnam Veterans.


2.30pm: Boree Creek Cemetery

3.00pm: Boree Creek Hall


6.30am: Dawn Service commences at Wymah Recreation Reserve Contact details: June Sutherland Ph: 02 6020 2027


9.30am: March forms up and steps off to the War Memorial at the Brocklesby Hall for ANZAC Commemoration Service. Morning tea afterwards.


12.30pm: ANZAC Service at the Memorial at the hall followed by a gathering at the Burrumbuttock Hotel.


5.50am: Dawn Service and Wreath Laying at Corowa Monument. Assemble at 5.45am. Catafalque Party to mount guard. 6.30am: Gunfire breakfast at the RSL Club. Admission by free ticket and gold coin donation.

8.30am: Assemble at the Flag Court outside the RSL Club. Wreath Laying by guest of honour and Sub­branch President. Visit to each of the three Corowa cemeteries to lay wreaths will follow.

9.45am: Assemble at School of Arts, Wahgunyah, prior to march to Wahgunyah Monument.

10.00am:Wahgunyah ANZAC Service .10.45am: Assemble in Corowa (cnr Sanger and Church Sts) for march to Corowa Monument. Catafalque Party to mount guard at start of parade.

11.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at the Monument.

11.45am: Visit Karinya Nursing Home for a short service with the residents.

12.30pm: ANZAC Day luncheon at the RSLClub (admission by ticket only).


10.30am: March from the coach terminal in Railway Parade to the new Commemoration Wall. Form up at 10.15am. ANZAC Ceremony and Wreath Laying at the Wall with service to continue inside the Memorial Hall. Refreshments and luncheon to follow with collection to be taken for Legacy.


9.00am: Service at Pleasant Hills Hall.

10.45am: March steps off in Ivor Street to the Cenotaph. Form up at 10.30am.

11.00am: Wreath Laying Service at the Cenotaph then to the Henty Community Civic Centre for the ANZAC Commemoration Service. Luncheon to follow for RSL members and their guests.


5.45am: Dawn Service at the Cenotaph in Ten Mile Creek Gardens. A $5 breakfast afterwards at the RSL Club is available with proceeds to Legacy.

10.30am: March assembles outside the Uniting Church and steps off at 10.45 am for the Cenotaph.

11.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at the Cenotaph. Luncheon for Ex­service and serving personnel, and invited guests of the RSL Sub­branch, afterwards at the RSL Club. In the event of inclement weather the Service will be held in the Shire Hall.


6.00am: Dawn Service at Lowe Square in Hawkins Street. Gunfire breakfast for those attending to follow at Howlong Country Golf Club.

11.30am: March at Lowe Square followed by ANZAC Commemoration Service. Luncheon for invited guests will be held after the ceremony.


10.30am: Commemoration Service and Wreath Laying at Memorial Park.


10.30am: March steps off from Corryong Post Office to the Memorial Hall. A Wreath Laying Service will take place in the Memorial Gardens before the main service. March forms up at 10.15am.

11.00am: ANZAC Commemoration Service at Memorial Hall. Sausage sizzle afterwards and two­up at the RSL hall.


9.50am: March, assemble at the Paladium, 9.40am


11.00am:March from the Post Office to the War Memorial for Commemoration Service and afterwards at the Oaklands RSL and Bowling Club.


6.00am: Dawn Service at the Cenotaph.

11.30am: March steps off to the Cenotaph for the ANZAC Service and Wreath Laying. Guest speaker at the luncheon at the Rand Bowling Club afterwards. Small donation.


10.45am: March begins. Assemble for march at Walla Walla Hair And Beauty at 10.30am.

11.00am: ANZAC Service at Bicentennial Park.

12.00pm and following: Sausage sizzle outside the Walla Walla Transaction Centre.

The soldiers from Bandiana and pipers from the Scots School Band will again be present on the day. For information contact 60292349.


11am: March, assemble 10.30am Macknight Park


6.00am: Dawn Service at the Woodland Grove Cenotaph. Assembly at 5.40am. Breakfast to follow at Wodonga RSL.

10.45am: March steps off from outside Wodonga Court House to the Cenotaph. Form up at 10.20am.

11.15am: ANZAC Commemoration Service and Wreath Laying at the Cenotaph. Luncheon and traditional ANZAC activities at the RSL.

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Squash open about to begin

The annual Forbes Shire Council Squash Open will get underway tomorrow night, featuring a mix of local and visiting players.

The open tournament will be played over three days, with most of the action on Saturday and Sunday, however with a full roster of players expected, some games have been scheduled for Friday night.

Fifty players from areas including Sydney, Canberra, Orange, Bathurst, Parkes and Grenfell had already nominated earlier this week, but organiser and Forbes Squash president Garry Dempsey hoped for a final field of about 70.

The open, in its third year, has attracted major sponsorship from Forbes Shire Council and has drawn most of the field from last year, including men’s open winner, Michael Bolton.

Two locals who will be confident in the lower divisions of the tournament are Jack Tobin and Isabelle Cowhan, who both won their divisions at the recent Western Junior Tournament, held in Dubbo.

Jack Tobin won the boys under 17 B grade trophy at the March 3-4 tournament, defeating Chris Driver in the final, while Isabelle Cowhan also won her under 15s division.

Tobin, who will still qualify for under 17s next year, won all his matches in the B-grade event, 3-0, including the final.

The 17s A-grade pool featured high ranking juniors including Rohan Toole and Jeff Salmon, who are both expected to be leading competitors at this weekend’s Forbes Open.

Last week’s floods caused the cancellation of the fifth round of the Wednesday and Thursday night competitions, but the water has receded from the Golf Club carpark and play was expected to resume last night and again tonight.

Spectators are welcome to attend the Squash Open at the courts all this weekend and also to enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Golf Club this Saturday night.

More in Saturday’s Advocate.

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