Cumberland Council E-news 28 November 2016

Thank you to Local Volunteers
On Saturday 19 November, families and people of all ages joined the Parramatta City Swim Club to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Granville Pool. A special congratulations should go to the Club for reaching 65 years of service in the local community and at the swimming pool.
It's a great opportunity to highlight the brilliant work undertaken by volunteers across Cumberland every year. Their selfless contributions delivering events, providing support and running special programs and services is what creates a local sense of belonging and purpose, a core part of what Cumberland Council is endeavouring to represent.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering opportunities at Cumberland Council and the various ways you can get involved in your local community please call 9735 1209 or click here. 
President of Parramatta City Swim Club Dean Duncan cutting a congratulatory cake with Rose Horlyck, former Club President and Life Member

Hey you, Bin your Butts!

Keep your eye out for these characters who can be found in the Town Centres of Guildford West, Wentworthville and Pendle Hill over the coming weeks spreading the word about the harm cigarette butt litter can do and collecting as many butts as they can.
Cigarette butt litter is the world's greatest environmental litter problem. Globally, approximately 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered every year. In NSW smokers throw away enough butts to fill 7  Olympic swimming pools. It can take up to 12 years for a cigarette butt to break down.
Chalk art can be found around the Council area reminding everyone to dispose of cigarettes the proper way.

Medicare Form, Centrelink Form? How do I fill it out?

   A new free Community Information Service run by bilingual volunteers will help everyone who needs assistance filling out:
  • Centrelink Forms
  • Medicare Forms
  • Child Support Forms
  • School Enrolment Forms
  • Citizenship Forms
  • Other general Forms and Applications
The volunteers, with the aid of T.I.S (Translation and interpreting Services), will also work with community members to make sure they now where to get information about the community sector relevant to their needs and interests, including information regarding programs, services, support structures and events. The hands on program will make sure all participants are physically shown the community service shopfronts to which they have been referred and be introduced to community sector workers.
This support will be offered at the following local community centres and Libraries:

Sustainably dispose of your old electronic goods for free!


Get rid of your unwanted computers, VCRs, microwaves, phones, stereos and all other electronic goods by dropping it off at Cumberland Council's Guildford West Depot this Sunday 27 November 2016. 

Electronic Waste, also known as e-Waste, is growing at more than three times the rate of general waste. E-waste contains toxic materials that have an extreme negative impact on the environment. By disposing of your e-waste at the Council Depot, instead of through your kerbside collection, you will be ensuring the goods are sustainably dealt with and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

For more information and to find out exactly what products are accepted please click here. 

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