Cumberland Council E-news 23 September 2016

Temporary closure of Guildford and Granville Libraries

I am pleased to announce that Cumberland Council will be taking over the administration of both Guildford and Granville Libraries in October. While the hand over is being finalised, Guildford Library will be closed from 28 September to 8 October, and Granville Library will close from 14 October until 24 October. 
When the libraries re-open it will be business as usual, with residents having access to the complete collection of books and all the resources that the library offers, as well as free computers and Wi-Fi. Existing programs and activities will also continue. 
Residents will need to re-join the library to obtain a new Cumberland Library card; just visit the customer service desk and staff will assist you. Parramatta Library cards will continue to work at all other Parramatta Library branches.
School holiday activities scheduled during the closure will continue in the Tom Collins Room near Guildford Library. You can see the huge range of  school  holiday activities in the local area by  clicking here.
For more information on the library closures please click here.

Malcolm Ryan
Interim General Manager
Cumberland Council

Opening of the Amy Street Bridge, Regents Park

The Amy Street Railway Bridge in Regents Park, located between Auburn Road and Carlingford Street, will be officially opened on Wednesday 28 September 2016. The Bridge underwent a complete upgrade from two lanes to four lanes to better suit the traffic needs of the area and provide safer, reliable infrastructure. 
Please be patient and drive carefully as traffic returns to normal in the area. Feel free to continue to use the detours that were available during the construction of the bridge at Jenkins Street and Woods Road. 

For more information please visit (hyperlink to media release). 
Local community members have their say on the future of their local area at the Inclusive Cumberland Future Forum held at Holroyd Centre this week. To find out more or register for upcoming forums please 
HSC Support at your Local Library

Administrator Viv May congratulating Greystanes High School students at their Graduation Ceremony this week

Congratulations to all students who graduated from Year 12 this week and good luck in your upcoming exams! 

Students looking for a quiet place to better prepare for the HSC can take part in some of the HSC Support Programs run at local libraries during September and October.

Auburn Library

Auburn Library is offering a series of free subject support sessions, run by qualified teachers. Subjects covered include:
  • Standard/Advanced English & ESL on Tuesday 27 September
  • Biology and Chemistry on Thursday 29 September
  • Business and Legal Studies on Tuesday 4 October
  • Maths 2 & 3 Unit and General Maths on  Thursday 6 October
All sessions will run from 4pm to 7pm and students are encouraged to bring along their own work. Auburn Library also provides a quiet space for HSC students in the Exhibition Gallery and The Quiet Study Room. Separate rooms are also available for small groups.
Merrylands Library

Students may find they are able to concentrate more and stress less in the HSC Study Room at Merrylands Library - every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, 2pm to 5pm from 4 to 20 October. It's a great place for students to prepare for the HSC - no groups, no mobiles, just peace and quiet.  Staff are there to supervise and lollies and drinks are provided to keep energy levels up!
All Cumberland Council libraries have a special collection of HSC resources and friendly library staff who are always happy to assist students. For more details on services and resources for HSC students, please contact Merrylands Library on 9840 9860 or Auburn Library on 9735 1250. 

Fun, social classes: Lifelong Learning!

Do you want to learn a new skill, take an exercise class and meet people who share your interests? Cumberland Council's Lifelong Learning Program offers an exciting schedule of classes, and many are free. Take a look at our Term 4 Program to find the activity that's perfect for you!
Enrolling is easy! Just visit and pay online, or in person at Council's Customer Service desk.

Experience the Flavours of Auburn

The Flavours of Auburn is a unique opportunity to sample some of the most delicious food in Sydney, while learning about the cultures that call Auburn home. Participate in walking food tours and fun cooking classes. You will get to try different foods from all over the world and even learn how to make them at home!
You can also join one of our new community banquets where you will be totally immersed in the delicious food and generous spirit of Western Sydney. Join others in a meal you won't forget as Cumberland Council and local neighbourhood groups host a series of pop-up banquets to showcase the food and culture from Cumberland 's multicultural community. Enjoy a 1930's style Shanghai banquet or partake in a high tea with a twist, as you snack and sip your way around the globe from Ethiopia to Iraq, Southern China and Afghanistan.
There's a host of foods and cultures to explore - visit for the full list of events. 

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