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Music Fest roller coaster is a 'gas, gas, gas'
MICK ‘N’ KEEF, alias Tom Jennis (left) as Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and Rocky Evangelisti as guitarist Keith Richards of tribute band Jumping Jack Flash rock Duidgee Park for the finale of last month’s inaugural Toodyay Music Fest.
The same musicians also performed as “The Australian Beatles” earlier in the evening, headlining a program of 21 bands, artists and performers throughout the day.
Local organisers described it as “an amazing roller coaster” on two stages
20 new homes for town
TOODYAY is on the brink of a new building boom with the announcement of 20 new private strata title home units to be built in Stirling Terrace, near Hamersley Street.
The Toodyay Shire Council granted planning approval last month, taking the total number of new dwellings and motel units planned in town to at least 50.
$550,000 spent on legal fees to recover just $60,000?
TOODYAY Shire councillors appear to have spent more than half a million dollars of ratepayers’ money suing two former civic leaders but got back only $60,000 in repayments, according to shire records.
Shire President David Dow has repeatedly refused to say how much the council spent suing former CEO Graham Merrick and former president Charlie Wroth in the WA Supreme Court in an attempt to claim a total of $151,000 from them for alleged overpayment of Mr Merrick’s salary entitlements.
Cr Wood resignation prompts fresh East Ward election
AN EXTRAORDINARY election for a seat on the Toodyay Shire Council will be held in either July or October after the resignation last month of East Ward Cr Kate Wood.
A FEW too many Saturday night drinks may cost a Toodyay motorist at least a $900 court fine and 10 months’ licence suspension after he was allegedly caught driving with a blood alcohol content more than three times the
Bat in the Belfry
I WON’T dwell on questions on notice from the Toodyay Progress Association at last month’s shire council meeting except to say that it appears that President David Dow has developed not answering questions about legal costs into a repetitive art form.
There was, however, another very interesting question on notice which unfortunately wasn’t answered at the meeting because the questioner was absent.
Sheep back in vogue
Toodyay Agricultural Alliance - Frank Panizza
SHORTER days and cooler mornings herald the onset of autumn.
With summer weed spraying now complete, farmers are turning their attention to the cropping season.
Liming programs are now underway with some farmers deep-ripping their lighter soil paddocks. Lime is needed to increase soil pH in agricultural soils as they tend to acidify from the growing of crops or pasture, particularly in WA.
RSL busy in lead-up to ceremony
AS TOODYAY enters April 2017 your RSL sub-branch is preparing for Anzac Day on Tuesday 25.
Commemorations are as follows:
6am Dawn Service at Anzac Park War Memorial
6.20am Gunfire breakfast at Museum precinct , Clinton Street
10.30am Parade and march to Anzac Park
11am Main Service
All veterans, families and residents are invited to join in with RSL on the day.
Where to send what to The Herald
WE’VE had some near misses in the past couple of months because advertisers have been sending their inquiries to our editor.
Now, we all know he’s superman when it comes to news but he’s not that crash hot at advertising.