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Grab a snag and have a chat with Council at free community BBQ in Tallarook

24 November 2017

Do you have a question for Council or want to learn more about community safety or fire preparedness?

Then head to Council’s free community BBQ at Tallarook Outdoor Pool next week.

The event will give residents the chance to chat with Council staff, while representatives from the CFA and Victoria Police will be on hand to provide valuable information about preparing for the fire season and community safety.

There will also be free activities for children including a jumping castle, face painting and giant Jenga and Connect Four, as well as a youth ‘Chill Zone’ featuring blow up chairs, an acoustic artist, a charging station and information on youth services and programs.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson encouraged residents to attend.

“Council has focused a lot on being more transparent with our community and events such as this are great examples of how we are going about that,” Cr Sanderson said.

“If you’ve got a question for Council, want to make a suggestion or want more information about any of our services or events, the community BBQ is a great way of going about it.

“Being in a high fire risk area, it’s also a great opportunity to catch up with emergency service personnel and have a chat to them about preparing your properties for the upcoming fire season, as well as finding out about any measures you can take to enhance safety in the community.”

CFA Community Education Officer Matt Ahern said the meeting was a great opportunity for people to speak with their local brigade about fire preparation.

“Events like these also show that the brigade is very much local people with the safety of their community in mind,” he said.

“The brigade would also love to chat to anyone who would be interested in joining the team at Tallarook CFA.”

Friends of Tallarook Pool committee member, Sarah Kendell, said the group was looking forward to the event, as well as the upcoming outdoor pool season.

“We are grateful for the Shire’s support in creating a wonderful community space in Tallarook,” she said.

The Tallarook Community BBQ is from 5-7pm on Wednesday 6 December at Tallarook Outdoor Pool, 20 Upper Goulburn Road.

Vegetarian and gluten free barbecue options are available upon request.

For more information, please contact Council’s Community Development team on (03) 5734 6200 or email mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.