CFA family fun day

Here’s a great chance to enjoy some quality family time with the kids whilst supporting our local volunteer fire brigade.

The first CFA fun day was held in 2010 and this year the event promises to be bigger than ever.

Not surprisingly, Captain Koala will be visiting Diggers Rest that day and it’s anticipated that he will be spending some time at the event.

Some of the planned festivities will include, Giant Jenga, Face Painting, Jumping Castle and fire related activities.

Delicious Egg & Bacon sandwiches will be available for purchase together with a Sausage Sizzle ready to extinguish those hunger pains.

Don’t let the kids miss out on the Easter Egg Hunt which is scheduled to start at 1:45pm.

Click here to download a colouring completion entry form.

Completed forms can be dropped into the letterbox at the fire station, or simply brought along on the day.

Winning entries will be announced at 1:30pm and winners will need to be on hand to collect their prizes.

Everything kicks off at 9:30am through to 3:30pm at the Diggers Rest Primary School, Plumpton Road Diggers Rest.

Saturday April 1, 2017

For additional information, use the following link to download an A4 flier.
http://www.diggersrest.com/files/pdf/2017/cfa-fun-day_2017.pdf

Clean up Australia Day

Anyone wishing to participate in the annual Clean up Australia Day and help to reduce the visible signs of litter in Diggers Rest can register via the following link:
http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

Local resident Pam Allan will again co-ordinate a team of volunteers to help clean up our township. The event is being supported by the Melton City Council and will commence at 9:30am through to 11:00am. Sunday March 5, 2017.

Pam can be contacted on 9740 0958 or you can register via the official Clean up Australia Day website.

For additional information, please download a flier from the following link:
http://www.diggersrest.com/files/pdf/2017/CAUD_2017A4.pdf

Santa’s annual visit

Santa stopped for a couple of happy snaps during his visit to Diggers Rest today.

The annual trip around the township is organised by the Diggers Rest Lions Club and supported by the Diggers Rest Fire Brigade.

Local children look forward to the yearly catch up and the gift of lollies as part of Christmas celebrations in Diggers Rest.

We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful group of volunteers who help make this event possible.

Thanks Santa, the Lions Club and the CFA.

2016 Trivia Night

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If the feedback is anything to go by, then it seems that everyone enjoyed the 2016 Diggers Rest Primary School annual trivia event held last night.

It was fantastic to see more staff and teachers participating this year.

Hats off to Maree Welshe and her team for an exceptional effort in bringing it all together. In conjunction with rounds of questions and answers, the event was host to a live auction, a coin toss and paper plane throwing contest, as well as a silent auction, raffle draw and a logo identification game.

Although the night is about raising funds for the Primary School, last night the event paid tribute to Michael Cherriman and his wife for their past support with this event. Sadly, Michael passed away in February this year and his absence was felt.

Use the following link to check out more images taken at the event:
https://www.facebook.com/diggersrest/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1265179820211185

Halloween walking bus

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Diggers Rest halloweenies will be pleased to know that the Diggers Rest Fire Brigade will be providing this years “Halloween Walking Bus”.

A concept initiated for the Halloween festivities at Diggers Rest last year, the walking bus aims to provide an organised and safe way for youngsters to go trick-or-treating around town.

The Brigade is calling on residents to get involved and register as part of the program.

Groups will be lead by volunteers that hold a current working with children check and will only visit registered participating households.

For additional information, call Maree Welshe on 0409 995 073 or to register, download the following registration form:
http://www.diggersrest.com/files/pdf/2016/halloween-walking-bus.pdf

Water supply interruption

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As part of a scheduled water mains maintenance program, Western Water will turn-off the Diggers Rest drinking water supply tomorrow (Wednesday, 19 October 2016) from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Planned water interruptions of this nature are quite common and take place to help ensure maximum water quality and a reliable service to customers.

Although these types of interruptions occur on a daily basis, tomorrows’ disruption involves a greater number of properties than usual.

As such, the team at Western Water have worked tirelessly to reduce the impact on residents.

Some of the steps taken to achieve this include the following:

Every customer affected by the outage was contacted by mail couple of weeks ago. (click here)

A roadside message board was placed in Diggers Rest yesterday.

Land developers were notified.

Water tankers will provide water throughout the day to Diggers Rest Primary School, Houdini’s Café and the Maternal and Child Health Centre, which includes the Kindergarten.

It’s also understood that an SMS reminder will be sent to around 500 customers in the morning and another at the completion of the works.

If you require any additional information, please use the following link:
http://www.westernwater.com.au/Faults-and-Interruptions/Diggers-Rest

Meet the candidates – Jackson’s Creek ward.

Diggers Rest residents who live in the Jackson Creek ward will have an opportunity to meet the candidates who have nominated in this years upcoming Council elections.

A group of leading organisations within Sunbury will host a Candidates Forum which will be held on the evening of Thursday October 13, 2016 at the Sunbury Memorial Hall starting at 7:00pm.

Residents are encouraged to submit questions prior to the forum, although questions will be accepted up until the starting time of 7:00pm.

For additional information, please download the flier via the following link:
http://www.diggersrest.com/files/pdf/2016/meet-the-candidates.pdf

Residents seek local Police talks

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In light of the number of recent crime related issues in Diggers Rest, Melton Police Inspector Kathryn Rudkins will be visiting our town to discuss a Neighbourhood Watch Program and learn about other matters concerning residents.

The session has been organised at the request of the Neighbours Network and the topics will include, rights of home owners subject to home invasions, backyard exposure in undeveloped open areas and the rights of perpetrators.

This is the second time in just a few months that Melton Police have engaged with residents in Diggers Rest to discuss local crime related issues.

The discussion session will be held at the Diggers Rest Community Hall at 7:00pm, Friday September 16, 2016.

Flying high, that’s our Lydia

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Tonight, a number of Diggers Rest residents attended a special screening of the feature documentary “The will to fly”.

Melton City Council organised the event which took place at Reading Cinemas, Woodgrove Shopping Centre in Melton.

Following the movie, Australian Olympic freestyle skier and gold medalist, Lydia Lassila took questions from cinema patrons.

The full feature presentation provides an astonishing background into the childhood dreams of one very determined Olympic athlete.

Her competitive nature and will to succeed is sure to inspire others to achieve great things.

Follow Lydia via her website:
http://lydialassila.com.au/

Neighbours prompt Police talks.

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The Community of Diggers Rest has for many years had a strong working relationship with our local Police. Besides usual Police matters, Melton and Caroline Police have been very proactive working with residents, groups and clubs wherever possible.

Neighbours Network had requested if someone from Victoria Police could come to talk to them about their role and how the community and police can work together for the betterment of Diggers Rest.

Acting Inspector, Peter Langdon from Victoria Police has kindly agreed to come to the Diggers Rest Community Hall on Friday June 17, 2016 at 7:15pm

This session is open to all members of the community and it is a great opportunity for everyone to participate in the discussions.