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Road danger never considered


More rubbish spilled in 2nd trucking disaster as Ministers pass buck over ongoing landfill debacle 

Michael Sinclair-Jones
THE STATE Government claims it is powerless to stop millions of tonnes of rotting Perth garbage being dumped in Toodyay.
And it appears that nobody at any level of government looked at the danger of adding hundreds more heavy trucks to Toodyay Road – one of WA’s worst for fatal crashes and serious accidents – when State planning and environmental approvals were granted.


Dow challenged for seat, presidency

TEN CANDIDATES are contesting three council seats in one of the most keenly fought local shire elections in recent years.
The most talked about contest appears to be in the Toodyay townsite’s Central Ward (752 voters), where Shire President David Dow faces a strong challenge from newcomer Di Granger, with third candidate Linda Rooney a final-day nomination for the seat.


Recyled Regatta Mayhem

JULIMAR Volunteer Fire Brigade ‘Pirates’ fly the Jolly Roger and play dirty with a  fire hose in last month’s hilarious Recycled Regatta on the Avon River between Stirling Park and Newcastle Bridge. Several makeshift craft made from recycled materials took part.


Mining added to draft planning strategy

MINING is added as a ‘discretionary’ land use and limits will be applied to future rural residential subdivisions in a new Shire of Toodyay draft planning strategy.


'Seat warmer' hams it up, Dow gags on August love-in

Geoff Appleby
I HAVE always considered my vocabulary to be adequate by normal standards but had difficulty finding a suitable word to describe last month’s Toodyay Shire Council meeting.


Herald invests $10,000 in community groups

The Toodyay Herald (Inc)
Heather Appleby
YOUR LOCAL newspaper has in effect donated almost $10,000 back to the community during the last financial year.


Drink, drugs and crashes keep police on toes


DRUG raids on four Toodyay properties last month resulted in more than 20 charges against about a dozen people.
The biggest raid was at a rural property in Morangup where a cannabis crop weighing a total of about about 4kg was found in a shed and greenhouse fitted with hydroponic equipment.


Coming Events

Where articles appear in BLUE click on the link to see more details
Emergency WA - Smoke and other Alerts
Emergency Alert advice is available HERE
Emergency Information HERE
Now open Saturdays from 9am to noon. 9574 5055.
Toodyay Miniature Railway
1st and 3rd Sundays. 9574 4462. 
Wednesdays 4pm, Fridays 9am. 9574 4184
Deferred to November. Registrations 6558 1833
2J2 Air Live Radio
Test Transmissions from 8am Saturday, October 14 to 8am Saturday, October 21 on 105.3fm. Mark Greenway 0424 281 770.
Avon Valley Spring Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, October 15, St Stephen's Church 2.30pm. Phone 9574 1591.
Monday-Friday, October 16-20. Information and Workshop Sessions - Shire of Toodyay
Inquiries - Audrey Bell 9574 9391
Junior Tennis Coaching Clinic
From October 16.  Registrations Bree Byfield 0402 622 384
Toodyay Agriculture Alliance AGM
Tuesday, October 17, 6.30pm, Toodyay Club.
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
Thursday, October 19 - Fish & Chips in Freo
Local Government Elections - Vote Count
Saturday, October 21, Shire Offices, Fiennes Street, 6pm
Central Ward
East Ward
East Ward
Central Ward
West Ward
TennisWest Coaching Clinic
Saturday, October 21, 1.30pm. Bree Byfield 0402 622 384
Crazy commedy - Memorial Hall October 20, 21, 27 & 28
Bendigo Bank AGM
Monday, October 23, Toodyay Community Centre. All welcome.
Saturday, October 28, 9am, Showgrounds Gidgegannup
Heavy Horse Festival
Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29, from 8am. Northam Equestrian Park, Suburban Road
Friday, November 3 - Pat Drummond in Concert, 7pm
Saturday, November 4 - Bush Dance 7pm
Tuesday, November 7. Bookings 9574 6255
Friday November 10, Bookings 9574 6255
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
Monday & Tuesday, November 13 & 14, Northam, 9am
Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6.30pm



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