Magic in Air with Carols in Park

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HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS
with Mayor MARK BENNETT

A GREAT crowd turned out for Carols in the Park last Sunday.

This year we organised a special Carols event as Christmas is such a busy time of year and we spend so much time searching for the perfect Christmas gifts or where to go or how to celebrate.

This time is a good time to relax and be with children with singing and listening to the performances by Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra, Hunters Hill Primary School Recorder Ensemble, Hunters Hill Primary School Choir, Muc Dubh, Jordyn Richards and Alexia Caceres and, Boronia Park Public School String Ensemble as well as Sophia Chesworth.

We eagerly wait for this great occasion every year.

It is one of the happiest and enjoyable times of the season and with much excitement, not only did we have a visit from Santa Claus but we thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful fireworks display to finish the evening.

December 3 was also the International Day of People with a Disability and we celebrated this with our community at Carols in the Park.

We are beginning the rollout of our new Disability Inclusion Action plan and welcome your feedback and ideas as we move ahead with this.

Hunters Hill Council piloted the provision of a ‘chill-out space’ at our popular Carols in the Park.

The Event Tent was an initiative of Ability Links NSW.  Disability-aware volunteers also helped out at the Park Street drop- off/parking zone and in the tent on the night.

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HUNTERS HILL peninsula will be closed at Church Street overpass from 1pm on New Years’ Eve Sunday December 31, as in other years, until midnight on January 1, 2018.

A limited number of entry passes are available for friends and family of residents and commercial business on the peninsula. Residents will need to show proof of residency, for example a driver’s licence or rates notice to obtain a pass, with a maximum number of two passes per household and two additional, if off-street parking is possible on the property.

Passes are now available from the Council Customer Service Centre until midday on Friday December 22 and pass holders are advised to fix their entry pass on their windscreen to allow for identification.

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AN AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.

The Office of Sport has allocated $4 million over four years for the provision of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs/

Applications close on December 20, 2017.  This program is available to incorporated, not-for-profit grassroot sports clubs in NSW.

For further information on the eligibility criteria and requirements  contact the Office of Sport on 13 13 02 or [email protected]

sport.nsw.gov.au