19 November, 2011

Music under the Trees

Kathryn Hartnett is a local singer and will be the first entertainer to provide Music under the Trees at the Wingello Village Store.
On Saturday, 10 December from 1:00 to 4:00pm, while Kathryn gives us all a fine rendition of her singing talents, Pizza will be available as well as our normal great food and drinks, all in the shade of the beautiful trees in the Wingello Store back yard.
This has been fully renovated and landscaped by Don Turner (Earthworks) and Warwick Spackman (landscaping), next to the fully renovated shed by Daniel Hill (Carpentry).  These are all local tradesmen who provided great quality work.

Thieves about, 
Wingello watch out!

A few weeks ago, a chair was used to smash one of the rear windows at the shop.  The thief only succeeded in breaking the window, cutting himself and leaving blood in several places.
Police are investigating.
The same thieves attempted to break into Tallong the night before.  The following week the crooks actually broke into Tallong, smashing the window, knocking over the grocery shelves and discovered the till was empty at night time.  So no actual theft just stupid damage.
Other vandalism and petty thefts have happened, most likely from the same culprits.  Perhaps they don’t realise that their fingerprints and DNA evidence are on record and when they are caught in future all of these escapades will come back to haunt them.
The school has also been broken into twice causing much damage and minor thefts.
Your mission:
If you see someone who has cuts to his hands or arm, ask him where he got them.  We want our village to be a safe place to live.  It is thought the crooks are from somewhere between Wingello and Marulan.
Some of you know who is doing these thefts.  Don’t let them get away with it.
This is from only a few people.  A very small group that aren’t very bright.  A vigilant Wingello will uncover the culprits.

Playground Success for Wingello

Some of the Wingello children testing out the
new play equipment

The children of Wingello asked the Mayor for a better playground - and he came through! 
Over time the park in Casburn Park has gradually diminished in size as pieces of equipment we removed one at a time.  Each “improvement” in park safety resulted in a smaller and “safer”park that was less used.
So back in April the children of Wingello wrote to the Mayor, each in their own words, requesting an improvement to the park.  I have included here a couple of the letters and a copy of Mayor Ken Halstead’s reply.
And recently, three new pieces of play equipment were installed.  Since then the park use has increased incredibly with children (and some adults) testing out the very well built swinging spinning thing, interesting mobile see-saw and spinning pole.  And the additional great thing about the park is parents can sit in view of the children in the shade of fantastic pine trees.
A sample letter:

Dear Mr Mayor,We need better equipment in the park. We would want a flying fox, a new skate park and a bigger slide in Wingello park. Please can we have these things because we need it.  People have been breaking our swings. 100% of people believe we need better equipment in the park.
Another sample letter:
Dear Ken Halstead,I think Wingello needs a new skate park and a flying fox because :-
  • The students don’t have anything to do on the weekends.
  • The children will be able to see their friends outside of school.
  • We will also be able to take visitors that aren’t from Wingello out to have some fun at the park.
That’s why I believe Wingello needs a skate park and flying fox to put some fun into Wingello.Yours Sincerely.
Mayor Halstead's response:
Office of the Mayor 
Thank you for your recent letter regarding playground equipment in Casburn Park.You and your fellow students  have presented  persuasive argument and have provided many suggestions for different types of equipment that would improve the playground.Having given the various suggestions consideration we are pleased to advise that we will provide additional equipment in Casburn Park. The installation process for the new equipment will commence in August 2011.Yours sincerely 
Ken Halstead 

01 November, 2011