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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 4 December 2017

Get Free Weather Alerts in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council offers residents the opportunity to receive free alerts for severe weather direct to your phone or email.

Council has partnered with the Early Warning Network (EWN) to deliver an alert service to residents living in Somerset.

The service is free to all Somerset residents through a Council initiative.

A key element of EWNs service is the Geographic Notification and Information System (GNIS) which enables true location based services so residents receive notifications based on their registered or physical location at the time.

To sign up to this free service visit: www.somerset.qld.gov.au/ewn

Sporting Bursaries Awarded to Somerset Athletes

Somerset Regional Council has awarded two sporting bursaries to athletes in the region.

Taylah Smith of Sandy Creek was awarded a $500 bursary to assist with her national level representation for Tent Pegging.

Taylah has been invited to attend the ladies Tent Pegging World Championships in Oman from 24 to 30 January 2018. 

Moses Armstrong-Ravula was awarded a $300 grant to compete as a member of the Queensland School Sport Track and Field Team in Adelaide this month.

The funds have been made available through Council’s Community Assistance Grants scheme which is available to all Somerset residents who have been recognised at regional, state or national level in a competition or event, in an academic, cultural or sporting field.

View the Somerset Christmas Lights Trail

Somerset residents can enjoy various Christmas Light displays across the region with Council’s helpful Christmas Lights Trail list.

The list has been created from entrants into Somerset Regional Council’s inaugural

Christmas Lights Competition.

Council received 39 entries into the competition, across seven categories.

Participants have been encouraged to have their lights on nightly (weather permitting) from 6pm to 10pm until 1 January 2018. 

View the Christmas Lights Trail at www.somerset.qld.gov.au.

Somerset Regional Council Christmas Closures

Somerset Regional Council facilities will close over the festive season.

The following Somerset Regional Council facilities will be closed from

Monday, 25 December 2017 and will reopen Tuesday, 2 January 2018.

Esk Administration Centre, Esk Library, Kilcoy Customer Service Centre and Library,

Lowood Customer Service Centre and Library and Toogoolawah Library.

Somerset Council’s refuse facilities will operate on reduced hours from Monday, 18 December 2017.

All facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

For more information on the festive season closures visit www.somerset.qld.gov.au or phone 5424 4000.

All Council related emergencies during the shutdown period can be reported through Council’s after hours call centre on 5424 4000.

Somerset Visitor Information Centres Closures

Somerset Regional Council’s three visitor information centres will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

The Kilcoy, Fernvale and Esk information centres will remain open all other days over the festive season.

The information centres will operate from 9am until 2pm on weekdays, weekends and public holidays during the festive season between 23 December 2017 to 1 January 2018.  

Somerset Council Meeting this Week

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 6 December 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.