Council excommunicates the News

THE Derwent Valley Council has announced it will no longer respond to questions from the New Norfolk News. A council spokesperson said the New Norfolk News website was not a recognised media outlet. The decision, delivered by telephone to journalist Damian Bester earlier today, follows several recent questions posed to the

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Praise for PCYC’s new management

THE decision of the Derwent Valley Council to ask the Bridgewater Police and Community Youth Club to take over the management of the PCYC in New Norfolk was proving to be a great success, mayor Ben Shaw told last month’s council meeting. Cr Shaw invited Bridgewater PCYC manager Justin Abrahams

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A tale of two toilets

The Westerway Community Hall, where the Derwent ValleyCouncil will build new public toilets. TENDERS have been called for improvements to the Westerway Community Hall that will include public toilets and an upgraded kitchen. The Federal Government will cover half the cost of the $247,300 project, which will see the existing

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Another acting chief for the council

Acting general manager Richard Blackwell, right, at the localRemembrance Day service this morning with Local GovermentMinister Mark Shelton, left, and acting mayor Jessica Cosgrove. THERE has been another changing of the guard in the Derwent Valley Council administration, with a new acting general manager taking charge this week. Senior council

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Police to address council meeting tomorrow

THE monthly meeting of the Derwent Valley Council will be held at 6pm tomorrow (Thursday) at the courthouse in Circle St, New Norfolk. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda documents are available online and in hardcopy from the council chambers. Police will once again be in

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Pearce back in the hotseat

Frank Pearce FORMER councillor Frank Pearce has been returned to the Derwent Valley Council to fill the vacancy caused by the recent resignation of Rachel Power. “Following the resignation of Councillor Rachel Power on 1 October 2019, a recount was completed today to fill a vacancy on the Derwent Valley

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Resignation valid despite irregular route

Margaret Johns at last month’s council meeting. THE resignation of former Derwent Valley councillor Rachel Power has been deemed valid despite being sent to the mayor instead of the general manager. Mrs Power told ABC Radio on Wednesday that she had sent her resignation letter to mayor Ben Shaw. The

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Mayor ‘gutted’ by councillor’s resignation

Rachel Power announcing her resignation as a councilloron ABC Radio yesterday morning. RECEIVING Rachel Power’s resignation from the Derwent Valley Council left him feeling “gutted”, mayor Ben Shaw said during a radio interview yesterday. Speaking to Leon Compton on the Mornings program on ABC Radio, Cr Shaw said it had

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Second councillor stands down

Anne Salt, left, and Rachel Power at acouncil meeting earlier this year. BUSINESSWOMAN Rachel Power has announced her intention to resign from the Derwent Valley Council, becoming the second local councillor to stand down this year. Speaking on ABC Radio this morning, Mrs Power said she had written to mayor

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Council calls for community grant applications

THE Derwent Valley Council has opened the latest round of its community grants program. Not-for-profit sporting, cultural and community groups within the Derwent Valley Municipal area are invited to apply for assistance in cash or in-kind under this program. The council says it will give preference to projects and proposals

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Councillor’s fears for community connectedness

Cr Julie Triffett. A COUNCILLOR has expressed grave concern for the Derwent Valley community following fallout from the poisoning of birds at a New Norfolk playground. Cr Julie Triffett told Thursday night’s Derwent Valley Council meeting that she feared whether or not the local community would still rally together in

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Thin blue line at council meetings

Police cars at the Bushy Park Pool earlier tonight. THE cost of police presence at council meetings was questioned by members of the public attending tonight’s community forum and Derwent Valley Council meeting in the hall at the Bushy Park War Memorial Swimming Pool. Two uniformed police officers sat through

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