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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 12 February 2018

Breast Screen Mobile in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council is again supporting Breast Screen Queensland in providing suitable sites for their mobile visits.

The mobile van is at Esk, outside the Esk Visitor Information Centre (Ipswich Street, Esk) until 23 February and will be outside the Toogoolawah Court House from 26 February until 16 March.

Phone 13 20 50 to make an appointment.

Free Transport to Health Expo for Women in Rural Communities

Breastscreen Queensland, the Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Somerset Regional Council are encouraging women from Linville, Moore and Harlin to take advantage of a free bus to attend a women’s health expo and breast screen appointment at Toogoolawah, on Monday, 5 March. 

The bus will leave Linville at 9am with pick-ups at Moore and Harlin. 

The expo includes free hearing and eye checks, a pink morning tea and fun activities as well as information sessions.

Bookings for the bus service are limited and can be made by phoning BreastScreen on 13 20 50. 

Lucky Winner of Personalised Plates Voucher

Mount Tarampa resident, Murray Whitewell, will soon be enjoying personalised plates after winning a voucher during a promotion offered by Somerset Regional Council’s Lowood customer service centre and library.

The competition was open to residents who used the Queensland Government Agency Services at the Lowood office during a promotional period at the end of last year.

Council has been offering QGAP services on behalf of the state government from its Lowood office for 17 years.

The $475 personalised plates voucher was offered to coincide with the centres grand re-opening and to celebrate this partnership and encourage residents to come into this new space.

Council offers its administration services and library programs from the office space as well as services by the Queensland Government’s Agency Program (QGAP).

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann presented Murray Whitewell with his personalised plates gift voucher.

Somerset Rates Issued in February

Somerset Regional Council will issue its next rate notice on 20 February 2018.

Payment is due on or before 3 April 2018.

Payment in full by the due date entitles ratepayers to a 15% discount on general rates and garbage charges.

Pensioners who have a pensioner concession card and are not receiving the rebate on their rate notice should contact Council on (07) 5424 4000.

Somerset Council Meeting this Week

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 14 February at Esk.

The meeting starts at 9am in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library in Heap Street.

Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available from www.somerset.qld.gov.au/minutes-and-agendas.

Free Tree Day a Huge Success in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council gave away thousands of native and koala food tree species at the weekend.

Hundreds of Somerset residents took advantage of the offer The trees were given to Somerset residents as part of a free tree day promotion offered by Council intermittently.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the free tree event was held to complement several Council initiatives that target environmental awareness.

“Similar events have been held for the past two years at various locations in Somerset and Council has proudly given away thousands of trees to residents,” Cr Lehmann said.

The program has been made possible by a joint arrangement between Council and the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) where inmates propagate plants while on remand.