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Senior staff depart Derwent Valley Council

SENIOR staff departures from the Derwent Valley Council have now exceeded five so far this year, following the recent resignation of the senior planning officer. Last month’s council meeting heard that the senior planning officer, Linda Graham, had left to join the Planning Commission. Ms Graham’s departure follows those of

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Willow Court on the agenda again

WILLOW Court is the subject of three motions on notice at this week’s Derwent Valley Council meeting. The first, from Councillor Chris Lester, calls on the Willow Court Working Group Special Committee to provide a detailed report on its activities and fundraising efforts. The second and third motions are from

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Eve updates

POLICE are continuing their renewed efforts to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Eve Askew. Operations continued in the Derwent Valley today, including related inquiries in the state’s north. Anyone with information about Eve’s disappearance can call the investigators direct on 0418 589 544. There is a reward of

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Willow Court as it was

A VIDEO clip has been posted online showing Willow Court as it was just before its closure in 2000. Click here to see the clip at YouTube.

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Willow Court dominated workshop

WILLOW Court topics dominated the first of the Derwent Valley Council’s new-style open and closed workshops last Thursday night. In the absence of the mayor, deputy mayor Barry Lathey thanked those present for their attendance. Present were the general manager and councillors Lester, Shaw, Bromfield, Bester, Nicholson and Shoobridge. There

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Workshops now an open and shut case

THE first of the Derwent Valley Council’s new-style workshops will be held on Thursday night, with the public invited to attend for 30 minutes from 6.30pm. At 7pm the public will be asked to leave, allowing councillors to discuss further matters in private. The new arrangements were endorsed by all

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Petitioners seek budget action

Barry Lathey and Phil Bingley PETITIONS requesting formal consideration of four budget submissions were presented to the Derwent Valley Council last week. Organiser Phil Bingley handed the petitions to deputy mayor Barry Lathey on Friday. The first petition relates to having an economic development plan (EDP) in accordance with the

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Our oarsome foursome

Anthony and Kate FOUR Derwent Valley rowers have been named in the Australian team for the 2012 Olympics in London. In addition to Anthony Edwards and Kate Hornsey who were named last week, Dana Faletic and Kerry Hore have now been added to the list. Edwards and Hornsey and their

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Taking it to the streets

AUTUMN-THEMED footpaths stickers are one of the promotions being implemented by the New Norfolk Business Alliance to help bring shoppers b ack to the town centre. The stickers were some months in the planning and were installed on the Friday before the disastrous fire that destroyed the Banjos building a

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Willow Court video

AN short and informative video about the historical significance of the Willow Court site has been published online. Click here to see the video at YouTube. A growing number of related video clips can be found at the same location.

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In the news

THE Derwent Valley Autumn Festival, smoke clouds and the story of local dairy farmers have all been in the news today. Click the links below to read more. Successful autumn festival Health altert over smoke Derwent Valley dairy farmers

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