This festive season, Cumberland Council is taking to the streets with town centre Christmas banners and large decorated Christmas trees as part of its Council wide Christmas program.
Some of these trees will play host to live Christmas performances and we invite you to join the award winning Holroyd Brass Band to hear your favourite Christmas songs at Town Centres across Cumberland.
The highlight event is undoubtedly 'Christmas in the Gardens' when the beautiful Auburn Botanic Gardens will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland on Saturday 9 December 2017.
For more information on everything Christmas across Cumberland click here.
Call out for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to inform Council
Cumberland Council is inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to become part of a consultative committee that will shape Council's policy, programs and service delivery for Indigenous Australians.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee (ATSICC) is a forum where members can discuss issues, provide advice and ensure Council decisions benefit Indigenous residents.
Interested participants can nominate themselves before Wednesday 6 December 2017 at Council's website under 'Have Your Say'. An information session will be held as follows:
When: Thursday 16 November 2017, 5:30pm for a 6:15pm
Where: Merrylands Library - Level 1 Meeting Room, Corner of Miller and Newman Streets, Merrylands NSW 2160
RSVP: By Tuesday 14 November 2017
Contact: Beatrice Sesay (Community Participation Officer) on 9840 9694 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries or to RSVP.
Buzzing into Cumberland
Cumberland Council is looking towards a sustainable future, launching a Native Bee Hive Project, which last week saw five hives of stingless native bees installed around the area.
Australia has more than 1,500 species of native bees, 11 of which are stingless. The bee hives installed by Council contain Tetragonula Carbonaira, the only species of stingless bee native to Cumberland.
Once these grow we will be giving residents the option to have one in their own yard, promoting growth and support of gardens in your neighbourhood.