The second round of council's bushfire recovery sessions began this week in Kiah and will revisit Quaama, Towamba, Bemboka, Wonboyn, Cobargo and Wyndham following the same relaxed and low-key format.
Council's community development and engagement coordinator Scott Baker said the first sessions had been popular, with those attending saying how much they enjoyed the chance to catch up with friends and neighbours and tap into the various services and agencies on hand.
"We've designed these sessions to be informal and low key, with an emphasis on relaxed mingling and reconnecting in a COVIDSafe way. And for those after specific support, there's information on hand plus one on one assistance to help make sense of bushfire recovery paperwork," Mr Baker said
"One of the huge benefits is that people with literacy issues or lack of internet access have been helped to access information.
Recovery drop in sessions, all run 11am - 3pm:
Quaama Hall, Tuesday, August 4; Towamba Hall, Thursday, August 6; Bemboka Hall, August 11; Wonboyn RFS Shed, August 13; Cobargo School of Arts Hall, August 18; Wyndham Hall, August 20.
River working bee
After the much-needed rain BRAWL is keen to see which plantings survived the mini flood and how many tree guards have gone walkabout! So that's the focus of a working bee on Monday, August 3, 9.30 to 12.30pm
Meet at the Bega Anabranch picnic area for a quick briefing and safety talk.
Bring gloves, small hand picks for hammering stakes and digging around plants (if you can). Water bottle, morning tea, thermos and sun hat. Some tools will be provided.
To be COVID safe, try to bring your own gloves and tools. However, some tools will be provided and will be sanitised before being handed out. Handwashing and hand sanitiser will be provided. Remember to maintain social distancing.
The family of Ian Phillip Webb sadly announce his passing on July 12.
Proud and loving father of Rebecca, Christopher and Veronica. Treasured grandfather. Reunited with loving partner Dorothy. Missed by Monique, Rene and Danielle.
The family also wish to thank the staff at Imlay House for his care over the past 20 months.
May he rest in peace.
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