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Shire to axe Anzac Trees

Michael Sinclair-Jones

THE SHIRE of Toodyay has decided to cut down two trees that may be at least 60 years old at Anzac Park to make the corner safer for trucks on the town's heavy-haulage bypass.

The towering lemon scented gums are thought to be linked to 26 planted in 1922 to commemorate Toodyay’s 26 war dead. 

The item was not listed in last month’s shire council meeting agenda, and the public was not given a copy of a works report that called for the trees to be removed.

Cr Sally Craddock was the only councillor to vote against it and has joined former national serviceman and Vietnam War veteran Bruce Guthrie (pictured) in calling for a stay of execution until after the next council meeting on August 23.


Council hits Wroth for $14,300 over gravel for 2009 bush fire recovery

THE SHIRE of Toodyay is pursuing former shire president Charlie Wroth for payment of a further $14,300 after a recent $40,000 WA Supreme Court settlement with him over alleged overpayments of salary entitlements


Gun club plan angers local residents

PUBLIC OPPOSITION to a new shotgun club in Bejoording has prompted the Toodyay Shire Council to extend the period for public submissions to Friday August 12.

Local ratepayers claim the shire failed to inform them properly when it published the wrong address in June notices posted to neighbouring property owners.

They also claim the shire failed to properly inform ratepayers by advertising the proposal in the Northam-based Avon Valley Gazette newspaper instead of the more locally widely read Toodyay Herald.


Injured driver trapped in car for 45 minutes

A 30-YEAR-OLD man with serious chest injuries lay trapped in his car for 45 minutes after it smashed into a tree on a bend on Goomalling Road near Toodyay last month.

The daytime accident occurred on a Sunday morning and the injured driver – who was alone in the car – was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital after being cut free by Toodyay Fire and Rescue volunteers.

His blue Holden Berlina (pictured) was a total write-off.


'Born in Boots' MC kicks off rip-roaring dance

LAST MONTH the town of Toodyay was brought to life with a community dance hosted by St John Ambulance Toodyay & Districts. 

Music was provided by Billy Higginson and the Pale Moon Riders and the MC for the evening was Brendan T Moylan ‘Born in Boots’.


Track-crossing ban fails to rein in Picnic Race Day fun

THIS YEAR’S Toodyay Picnic Race Day will be held on Saturday, September 24.

It’s a departure from our traditional Sunday races on the WA Queens Birthday long weekend because the Kalgoorlie Cup is also being run on that day.


THE HERALD is the Winner

THE TOODYAY HERALD has won the 2016 Wheatbelt Business Excellence Award in the coastal, Avon and northern region for businesses with less than four full-time staff.

In a gala awards dinner ceremony in Moora last month, The Herald was announced the winner from six other finalists in that category.

The Herald was also the only newspaper among 38 small business finalists in all categories for that region.

Pictured Herald President Bill Manning receives the Awards from sponsor Caroline Redford of Heartlands WA


Coming Events

2016 'Make Smoking History' WA State Trial Championships
Sunday, August 28, Jimperding Farm,Morangup. Riding starts 9.30am. Website www.ajsmotortrials.com.au
Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival
Friday 9 - Sunday 11 September. Northam, York, Toodyay. Email pdolib@northam.wa.gov.au
Quiz Night
St John Ambulance Sub-Centre, 7pm, Saturday, September 10. Carolynne 0428 957 600.
Toodyay District High School
Fete - Saturday September 17, School Oval 10am
Toodyay Miniature Railway
20th Anniversary. Saturday September 17. June 9574 4462 or junestan@bigpond.net.au
Toodyay Picnic Race Day
Saturday, September 24, Racecourse. Geoff Appleby 0427 299 330



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