Toodyay Rocks

Toodyay rocks, swings and croons at 2nd annual Music Fest

A MILD autumn day and balmy evening provided the perfect setting for Toodyay’s second annual music festival, which drew a modest crowd after an early threat of rain.

A full program of music and entertainment on three stages from 10am to 9pm ended with locals dancing to crowd-pleasers The Australian Blues Brothers and Abbafab (below) tribute bands.

New councillor quits in bullying row

‘All the joy has been sucked out of my life – I want it back’

Michael Sinclair-Jones

HUNDREDS of Toodyay voters will go back to polls in June to elect two new shire councillors after last month’s shock resignation of former Cr Di Granger.

Ms Granger served less than five months on council after defeating former shire president David Dow in Central Ward last October.

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CEO slams ‘scurrilous and dishonest public campaign’ to drive him out

FORMER Toodyay Shire Cr Di Granger says she quit her council seat last month after facing aggression and behaviour that diminished her professional standing, and because she was harangued, belittled and thwarted by “those who should know better”.

Shire CEO Stan Scott had earlier accused “some councillors” – including Ms Granger – of “jumping on the bandwagon” of a “scurrilous and dishonest public campaign to drive me out of my job and potentially destroy my career in local government”.

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State says shire still on notice over concerns

THE STATE Government is continuing to monitor the operations and affairs of the Shire of Toodyay and has kept it on notice that the shire risks possible “further action” despite public claims to the contrary by Shire CEO Stan Scott.

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AvonLink Clarification

A story in last month’s Herald reported Toodyay Shire Councillor Paula Greenway as saying at the shire’s Annual Electors’ Meeting on February 1 that the weekday AvonLink commuter rail service could be replaced by a coach service through Morangup..

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Community Citizen Award winners and nominees

LAST month’s report on the Shire of Toodyay’s annual Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony in Duidgee Park on January 26 omitted local WA Community Citizen Awards results.
The winners were:
WA Community Citizen of the Year Award – Kim Maddrell (also nominated: Charlie Wroth).
Active Citizenship Award for a Community Group or Event – Toodyay Miniature Railway (also nominated: Butterly Cottages Association, Toodyay Farmers Market and The Toodyay Herald).
WA Senior Citizen of the Year Award – Max Heath (also nominated: Marlene Andrijich, Heather Appleby, Stan Eastwood and Paul Sutton.