07 April, 2021

Wingello Village News - April 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for April 2021.
It's very good being part of the Wingello Community
This is the 146th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • Wingello is a community
  • Games Day at the Hall 11th April.
  • Order by text to our mobile 0492 966 558
  • Wingello Public School is upgrading the grounds
  • Wingello Fire Brigade tells us where the fire relief money went
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

07 March, 2021

Wingello Village News March 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for March 2021.
Have you thought about the Wingello Village Association?
This is the 145th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • Wingello Village Association is a great way to help your village
  • Roleplaying at the store.
  • The shop is now opening at 6:30am Monday to Friday for all mail services and food and drink
  • Order by text to our mobile 0492 966 558
  • Wingello Public School is enjoying first erm
  • Wingello Fire Brigade are training well. Warning about getting your fireplaces ready
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

31 January, 2021

Wingello Village News - February 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for February 2021.
A number of changes this month at the Wingello Village Store
This is the 144th monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • We have changed so much over the last 12 years
  • Now opening at 6:30am Monday to Friday for all mail services and food and drink
  • Order by text to our mobile 0492 966 558
  • Short trading day on Wednesday 10 February - James and Becky are getting married
  • Food price changes
  • Wingello Fire Relief fund has helped lots of villagers. Thanks.
  • Wingello Public School is back
  • Wingello Fire Brigade are training well
Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
We open Weekdays at 6:30am and close at 4:00pm.
Weekends are 8:00am to 3:00pm

31 December, 2020

Wingello Village News - January 2021


The Wingello Village News is here for January 2021.
Happy New Year. It's great seeing great clouds filled with moisture and not smoke!

See this month's  Wingello Village News.
This is the 143rd monthly newsletter.

Highlights:
What's happening this month:
  • We remember the dramatic events on 4 January 2020 when out of control bush fires swept through Wingello.
      Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
      We open at 7:30am and close at 4:00pm.

      Other articles published during the month:


      Enjoy!

      21 December, 2020

      Wingello Business College

       

      Over the last almost 12 years we have been helping young people obtain suitable qualifications for a great start to their working lives. Our staff have completed 13 certificate or diploma level qualifications in that time and now Sebastian and Rose are working on their Level III Certificates in Retail.

      A Level III Certificate is a higher qualification than HSC and can be used as a pre-requisite to get into university as two of our staff have done.

      The work based traineeships are part of the official apprentice/trainee programs supported by various levels of government support over the years. The employer and trainee sign agreements with the Apprenticeships organisation and an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the Certificate III normally takes about 12 to 24 months to complete. All the units are assessed and every couple of months the RTO visits and goes through the completed units and assigns the next ones.

      The work we do at the store is quite broad - retail, post office, restaurant and cafe - and covers all the important areas of food and workplace health and safety, marketing, presentation, basic accounting and business skills, customer service and more. This makes the training very practical and both us and the employee benefit by combining the theory and practice.

      As all our full time staff have previously completed their studies, they are able to assist the latest trainees with their turn.

      06 December, 2020

      Wingello Village News December 2020


      The Wingello Village News is here for December 2020.
      See this month's  Wingello Village News.
      This is the 142nd monthly newsletter.

      Highlights:
      What's happening this month:
      • Council still hasn't learned that dead trees burn
      • Be ready for memories of the fires to pop up
      • Concert was great
      • Fire Brigade very busy with fallen trees
      • Father Christmas will be back on Christmas Eve.
          Lastly, don't forget our weekday store opening times:
          We open at 7:30am and close at 4:00pm.


          Enjoy!

          01 November, 2020

          Wingello Village News - November 2020


          The Wingello Village News is here for November 2020.
          See this month's  Wingello Village News.
          This is the 141st monthly newsletter.

          Highlights:
          What's happening this month:
          • Rain and Sun make for a great Spring
          • Cicadas and Magpies are out
          • Dead Burnt Pine trees are disappearing. Yay!
          • Parcels, Parcels, Parcels - getting ready for Christmas
          • Wingello Public School news
          • Fire Brigade is getting ready for Summer.
              Lastly, don't forget our new weekday store opening times:
              We open at 7:30am and close at 4:00pm.


              Enjoy!

              04 October, 2020

              Wingello Village News - October 2020


              The Wingello Village News is here for October 2020.
              See this month's  Wingello Village News.
              This is the 140th monthly newsletter.

              Highlights:
              What's happening this month:
              • Say G'day. It's an Australian thing.
              • Snap Send Solve  is working. Report all clean up tasks to our Council
              • Wingello Public School news
              • Fire Brigade is providing plenty of great information for villagers about home preparation.
                  Lastly, don't forget our new weekday store opening times:
                  We open at 7:30am and close at 4:00pm.

                  Additional news this month:

                  Enjoy!

                  16 September, 2020

                  Graffiti is NOT a victimless crime

                   

                  On late Sunday night/Monday morning vandals struck Wingello and sprayed or painted Graffiti on most public buildings and signs. The train station, bus shelters, fire station, park signs, village hall and Wingello Village Store were hit. It appears as if the work was interrupted when they reached the store as we only had a few dots showing they started but then left.

                  This is the first time in memory Wingello has been hit with this type of vandalism and is is important to understand the impact this has.

                  One would have thought in this time of COVID-19 the vandals would have stayed home and "tagged" or sprayed graffiti on their own homes!

                  We take justifiable pride in the visual beauty of our little village. In January we were hit with devastating fires which destroyed a dozen homes and many properties. The villagers have spent the last nine months clearing, rebuilding and regrowing getting a semblance of normality back in our lives as we prepare for the new upcoming bushfire season.
                  A bright spot was the great result that all our public buildings were spared any damage from the ravaging fires. Until now.
                  It is difficult to understand the reasons for people that spray rubbish on public spaces. There is no artistic value, no statement of belief, just an infantile scribble saying "I was here!"
                  It's a bit like a toddler discovering that markers work really well on the walls in the hallway at home. There is similar artistic ability and a similar respect for simple beauty. But toddlers have an excuse. They have not learnt the proper boundaries for living in civilisation.
                  Somehow these vandals missed on those important life lessons as toddlers and don't seem to have advanced in their understanding since then. 
                  But I hear people say, "It is just youth expressing themselves. Nothing was broken. We can't be too hard on these young people."
                  Now that is the problem right there.
                  Graffiti is NOT a victimless crime.
                  Leaving it on display basically lets everyone know we don't care about our surroundings. Why bother cleaning up the rubbish or repairing broken windows or fences if we can't maintain them ourselves. How can we get the council, or railways or any other public bodies to invest time and effort if we don't care about our village?
                  So to bring our village back to where we can enjoy the visual simplicity of our amenities, resources and costs have to be diverted to undo the visual damage.
                  The Village Store already cleared up their damage after spending money on anti-graffiti spray and time to apply the solution. The same for the fire brigade who would rather be preparing for more important things like training the fine batch of volunteers that have just joined the brigade.
                  The Council now has to clean up the hall and park and the Railway maintenance crews have to divert resources to clean up the marvellously restored and maintained historical railway station.
                  These costs and resources have meant other activities are delayed or costs are increased.
                  We are very fortunate that our village has such a good group of residents who care about Wingello. They are not impressed by the insult imposed on the village and hope that the lovely video footage of the vandals and all the evidence they left behind can assist the Police catching up with the fools. 
                  But we are resilient after surviving the fires, working together through the challenges of the COVID-19 impact and are getting ready for whatever life throws at us. 
                  It is great being able to call a place like Wingello "Home".

                  31 August, 2020

                  Wingello Village News September 2020


                  The Wingello Village News is here for September 2020.
                  See this month's  Wingello Village News.
                  This is the 139th monthly newsletter.

                  Highlights:
                  What's happening this month:
                  • Everyone is cleaning up and preparing for Summer. Are you?
                  • Get Snap Send Solve and report all clean up tasks to our Council
                  • Wingello Public School news
                  • Fire Brigade is providing plenty of great information for villagers about home preparation.
                      Lastly, don't forget our new weekday store opening times:
                      We open at 7:30am and close at 4:00pm.

                      Enjoy!