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AvonLink rail service slashed - but commuters OK for another year

TOODYAY’S AvonLink passenger rail service has won a 12-month reprieve but will drop to its former status as a weekday-only commuter train.


Our heroes - Toodyay salutes its finest

WITH sirens bleeping and lights flashing 18 fire trucks and support vehicles rolled down the main street of Toodyay to celebrate Thank a Volunteer Day on Sunday May 21. 


Postal vote could lessen apathy

MORE PEOPLE may vote in this year’s local government elections if the Toodyay Shire Council switches to postal ballots. 

Poor voter turn-out in previous Toodyay elections – just 29.8 per cent in 2015 – has prompted the change to be considered at this month’s shire council meeting.


Shire not insured - and no record of time wasted

THE SHIRE of Toodyay has admitted that none of its legal costs – estimated to total $571,037.82 – were covered by insurance when it sued former CEO Graham Merrick and former shire president Charlie Wroth for $151,000 – and got back only $60,000. 


Mouse in the House

  Allan Gregory


LAST month’s Toodyay Shire Council meeting was a shot in the arm for local governance with lots of good discussion around the table – it’s a pity there were so few ratepayers present to witness it.


Police Beat

A DRIVER narrowly escaped having his car impounded for 28 days after clocking 99km/h in a 60km/h roadworks zone on Toodyay Road last month.


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. 
Saturday, June 24 at Sub-Centre. Carolynne 9574 2390 or 0428 957 600.
Saturday, June 24, Tim Eva's Nursery, Gidgegannup. Bookings essential. 9574 6596 or timevasnursery@gmail.com
Saturday, July 1, Memorial Hall 9.30am. Fleur 0410 204 693 or fleursaism@outlook.com
Toodyay Agricultural Society
Saturday, July 8, Exhibitors' Workshop. Youth Hall at Showgrounds.RSVP 9574 2681.
Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 9am - 1pm
Saturday, July 15 at noon.  See advert for details
Casino Bus
Monday, July 17. Return bus trip to Burswood, Bookings - Rae 9574 2356.
Arts Toodyay AGM
Tuesday, August 1 at Duke Street clubrooms, 7.30pm.  
Friday, 18 August at Wild Goose. Tickets 9574 6255



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