13 November 2018
National Recycling Week 

During National Recycling Week (12-18 November), Cumberland Council will be hosting a number of community information stalls to raise awareness of recycling and resource recovery products and services available to the community.  Staff will be giving out information packs in recycled hessian bags.

Council is committed to a cleaner, greener Cumberland, helping residents reduce household waste through recycling and raising awareness of other resource recovery and reuse avenues.

Residents are invited to drop in on the Resource Recovery Team at the following locations:
  • Wentworthville Plaza, Tuesday 13 November, 9am - 4pm
  • Pemulwuy Marketplace, Wednesday 14 November, 9am - 3pm
  • Auburn Central, Thursday 15 November, 9am - 6pm

Remembrance Day

On Sunday 11 November 2018 we commemorated Remembrance Day. This year had a special significance as it marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18).  Council worked with local RSL Sub Branches on memorial services at the Lidcombe and Merrylands Remembrance Parks and the Auburn and Granville Memorial Parks. A Lone Pine tree was planted at the Merrylands, Granville and Auburn ceremonies. 

In the lead up to for Remembrance Day, Cumberland Libraries Oral Histories Project interviewed three World War II veterans about their life, service and memories of the Cumberland region.  Fred Walker, Charles Munnery and Eric Tweedale were asked to share their personal experiences about their war service and life in Cumberland. 
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Fred Walker, Charles Munnery and Eric Tweedale shared their personal experiences.
Celebrate Diwali in Wentworthville this Saturday 17 November 

Join us for an evening of live entertainment, roving street performances, markets and cultural fun for the whole family! There is no better place to celebrate Diwali than the streets of Wentworthville and from 5 -9pm Station Street will be filled with celebrations.

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Seniors  Christmas Lunch 

Christmas is fast approaching, and to celebrate, Cumberland Council will be hosting a seniors Christmas lunch in each Ward. The lunches will include a delicious two-course meal and the musical works of Christian Guerrero. 

Free information sessions for Asbestos Awareness Month

November is Asbestos Awareness Month and Cumberland Council is providing a number of services to increase asbestos awareness, including free information sessions, household inspections and asbestos collections.

Council will be holding free information sessions from 6.30-8.30pm at Merrylands Community Centre on Thursday 22 November and Auburn Centre for Community on Thursday 29 November.

Compost Bin and Worm Farm Rebate 

To help households reduce their organic waste, Cumberland Council has introduced a Compost Bin and Worm Farm Rebate Program, offering eligible members of the community a rebate of up to $50.  

To receive a $50 rebate, simply buy your compost bin or worm farm from any retail outlet and follow the steps online.

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Have your say on Wentworthville Swim Centre upgrade options 
As part of our ongoing engagement for the Cumberland Council Swim Centre Modernisation Program, you are invited to provide your feedback about the preferred concept design for Wentworthville Swim Centre. 

Community consultation commenced in September this year and included workshops with more than 80 pool users. Council received clear feedback about what the community would like included in the Wentworthville Swim Centre Modernisation Program. This has been featured in the concept design which you can vote on in our online survey.

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  • Community Engagement Strategy
  • Greystanes Skate Park
  • Development Applications

Council meetings

The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 21 November 2018,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

You can watch previous meetings or stream meetings live online via our website.
Free immunisation clinics at Merrylands and Wentworthville

Cumberland Council is offering free immunisation clinics  for children aged six weeks to nine years, administered by registered immunisation nurses. 
Upcoming dates:

16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

2 Lane Street, Wentworthville

16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands
Free Household Chemical CleanOut

Cumberland Council in partnership with NSW Environment Protection Authority, is hosting a free Household Chemical CleanOut. Residents can drop off unwanted materials from 9am to 3.30pm on Sunday 2 December at Auburn Baseball Club car park on Euston Road, Auburn.

Contact your Councillors

Cumberland Council has 15 Councillors representing the five Wards of Granville, Greystanes, South Granville, Regents Park and Wentworthville. The primary role of a Councillor is to represent the people who live in their ward. They are your bridge to Council. 
To find out the Councillors for your ward and their contact details please click on the link below.

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