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Active Living Fitness for All - Edmonton

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Nikolaus/St Nikolas in the German Club

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Council extends recycling capacity

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Sing along to Carols by Candlelight spectacular

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Cairns Libraries go cashless

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Parade to kick off Christmas in the City

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⚑️ If you are planning a trip to the Buy Back Shop this Sunday, December 8, we'd like to advise that Eftpos won't be available until 12pm due to Ergon maintenance works. We apologise for any inconvenience.
πŸŒ±πŸ™ A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and organisers for another successful Tropical Tree Day over the weekend, with 600 trees planted at Arthur Strike Park in Edmonton.
πŸ“šπŸ’³ Cairns Libraries go cashless! Cairns Libraries branches in the City, Earlville, Edmonton, Gordonvale, Manunda and Smithfield will no longer accept cash from tomorrow, Monday, 2 December. Babinda, Edmonton and Stratford branches have been cashless since January 2019. Customer service offices located at Earlville, Gordonvale and Smithfield libraries will continue to accept cash. Secure EFTPOS payment will be available with no minimum spend or surcharge.
We've got a weekend full of family activities ahead. Here are the highlights: πŸ“½ Free movie screening: The Lego Movie 2 Friday, from 6pm - Westcourt https://www.facebook.com/events/2135103450129957/ πŸ“½ Free movie screening: The Lego Movie 2 Saturday, from 6pm - Trinity Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/431388777763872/ 🌱 Topical Tree Day Sunday, 8am-10am, Edmonton https://www.facebook.com/events/2699493490108975/ πŸŽ… Christams In The City + tree lighting Sunday, 10am-8pm, Shields Street + Lagoon https://www.facebook.com/events/473250970062737/
πŸ’¦βš οΈ Level 1 water restrictions start Friday We are calling on residents to reduce water use, with Level 1 water restrictions in force from Friday (29 November). The result of ongoing dry weather, the mandatory Level 1 restrictions apply to households and businesses for the whole of the Cairns Regional Council area. Level 1 water restrictions were endorsed at today’s Council meeting, with Copperlode Falls Dam expected to drop below the 80 per cent mark – a trigger for Level 1 restrictions. The main consideration of Level 1 restrictions is shorter hours for automated watering, such as sprinklers. Residents will only be able to use automated watering between 6am and 8am, and 6pm and 8pm on the following days: πŸ’§Odd-numbered houses – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday πŸ’§Even-numbered houses – Wednesday, Friday and Sunday πŸ’§No automated watering on Mondays There is also the possibility of moving to Level 2 restrictions early in the new year.
Christmas can be a challenging time for some in our comunity. Each year the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal provides food hampers for Cairns residents who are doing it tough. Your donation will help us continue this initiative into the future and bring some Christmas cheer to those experiencing hardship this Christmas. You can make a donation here: https://www.bpoint.com.au/payments/cairnscouncil
πŸ‰ Recognise this sporty chap? If you guessed Mayor Bob Manning, you're spot on. This Saturday, Mayor Bob Manning will take to the field for the "International Legends Of League" game at Barlow Park Cairns. πŸ‘‰ https://www.facebook.com/events/1442780249215158/
πŸ”‹πŸš— Ever wanted to test drive an electric car? πŸ™Œ This Friday, November 22nd, is your chance to do it! Cairns Regional Council and the Cairns Chamber of Commerce are holding an electric vehicle (EV) tourism and industry event at Council’s Civic Reception Rooms at 119-145 Spence Street. PROGRAM πŸ•š 11am-1pm: Electric vehicle showcase (public event, no registration required) --- Test drive the new Nissan Leaf and View the latest electric vehicles including the Tesla 3, Capta Group electric bus, electric bikes and scooters. πŸ‘‰https://www.facebook.com/events/2567028180076955/ πŸ• 1pm-3.30pm Speakers and panel event (tourism and industry event, registrations essential) --- Presentations and panel with Cairns Regional Council, Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Queensland, Nissan Australia’s EV specialist, Ergon Energy, Intrust Group, Westco Motors and tourist businesses that have (or are making) the transition to electric vehicles. Registrations can be made via Eventbrite: πŸ‘‰www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tropical-north-queensland-electric-vehicle-tourism-industry-event-tickets-80603175267.
HAVE YOUR SAY 🌊 Addressing Coastal Erosion at Holloways Beach Council proposes to construct the following rock groynes to help address erosion at Holloways Beach: 1️⃣ Northern Groyne: Removal of the existing deteriorated sand-bag groyne near Oleander St and construction of a 30 metre long rock groyne at the same location. 2️⃣ Southern Groyne: Construction of one additional 30 metre long rock groyne within the southern section of Holloways Beach instead of the original proposal of two rock groynes. This is proposed to be located at the end of Pandanus St. To find out more and to give feedback visit: πŸ‘‰https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/have-say/open/holloways-groynes Feedback closes Friday 20 December 2019.
πŸ™β™»οΈ A big THANK YOU to all the stall holders and everyone who came to our first ever 'Buy It Back Day' last Saturday. We hope you had fun and found a bargain. Would you like to see a similar event again next year?
A quick reminder not to bag recycling before putting it in your recycling bin.