8 January 2019
Movies in the Park at Holroyd Gardens

Holroyd Gardens will be transformed into an open air cinema between 17-19 January 2019 as Council hosts free, family friendly movie nights.

Mayor Greg Cummings said this event is brand new to the Cumberland calendar and a great opportunity for families to get together and enjoy a free night of entertainment.

"I invite all Cumberland residents to come bring their snacks, blankets and pillows and get comfortable for a night of family fun in Holroyd Gardens."

Event and movie dates:
  • 17 January 2019 - The Beautiful Fantastic [PG]
  • 18 January 2019 - Ali's Wedding [M]
  • 19 January 2019 - Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation [PG]
Gates open from 7pm and screenings begin at 8pm.

After the success of Christmas in the Gardens movie night in Auburn, Holroyd Gardens will host Movies in the Park.
Be inspired this Summer School Holidays

Our fantastic school holiday program has more than 75 events and activities for children aged 3 - 18 years. A highlight in 2019 is CODE4FUN, which will teach kids to code their own games, apps and interactive stories. Other activities include design, dance, swim, indoor skydiving, rock climbing, footy and obstacle courses. Most activities are free and there is something for everyone.

Learn how to code in a fun and friendly environment with two sessions for kids aged 12-14 and 15-18.
Register now for the inaugural Cumberland Masters Games

Cumberland Council is hosting its inaugural Masters Games as part of the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival.  Held from 18 - 20 February 2019, the Cumberland Masters Games will host competitions for walking netball, walking football (soccer), table tennis and lawn bowls for both teams and individuals.

Mayor Greg Cummings said the Cumberland Masters Games are a great opportunity for older residents to get active, try something different and meet new people.

Council's Over 55's Gentle Exercise Class in Merrylands have been invited to attend the Masters Games.
Council urges residents to be water safe, not sorry in summer
Cumberland Council is urging residents and pool users to 'be water safe, not sorry' this summer by increasing safety awareness about risky behaviour that can lead to drowning and water injuries.  Mayor Greg Cummings said tragically every year people die or are seriously injured at beaches, in pools and other waterways. 

"Being around the pool, at the beach or by the river is part of our summer culture in Australia but it's so important to be sensible and safe around water," Mayor Cummings said. 

Be water safe, not sorry this summer.
Get reading for your chance to win a $100 gift voucher
Mayor Greg Cummings is encouraging Cumberland residents to get reading these holidays for a chance to win a $100 gift voucher.  To enter, library users are asked to read, rate and review the books they read over summer, fill out the form and submit it to their local library for a chance to win.

Mayor Greg Cummings said summer is a great time to start reading whether it's while relaxing by the beach, on the grass in one of Cumberland's parks or in the library itself.
Read more about the library's reading competition

Pamela Redwood and Diane Jogia at Cumberland Libraries Book Club.

Have your say on Council's children and families strategy
Council is developing Cumberland's first ever Children and Families Strategy with Mayor Greg Cummings calling for community input to help make Cumberland a great place for children and families.  The Children and Families Strategy will give residents the chance to share their views on the issues that impact children and families as well as help outline Council's role in providing future services and programs.

More plans, policies, programs and forums ...
Have your say on our ... 
  • Duck River Playground Stage 1
  • Prospect Hill Plan of Management
  • Development Applications

Council meetings

The next meeting will be held on:

Wednesday 6 February 2019,  6.30pm
Merrylands Service Centre, 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands

You can watch previous meetings or stream meetings live online via our website.
Australia Day at Holroyd Gardens

On Saturday 26 January, Cumberland comes to life for Australia Day in Holroyd Gardens. Enjoy the live entertainment on the main stage, free carnival rides, stalls and children activities. Bring your swimmers to keep cool on a giant blow up waterslide and finish with Council's famous fireworks display.

When: Saturday 26 January from 5 - 9pm
Where: Holroyd Gardens,  Pitt St & Walpole Street, Merrylands

Flavours of Auburn

Book your 2019 Flavours of Auburn Cooking Class or Food Tour. Sample the most delicious food or prepare an amazing meal guided by local cooks who share recipes and ingredients from their culture. There are cooking classes available for Iranian, Afghani, Ethiopian (vegan), Sri Lankan, Sudanese, Egyptian and Pakistani food. Middle Eastern and Turkish Food Tours are also available.

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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