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calling for local performers and stall holders.

On Saturday 6 December, the Civic Centre will once again come alive for some Christmas fun. If you have an interest in performing, exhibiting and holding cultural activities or run a community or food stall visit our website and complete an online registration of interest. Registrations close on 30 September 2014 and successful applicants will be notified to provide further information and discuss requirements. For more information visit our website or call Customer Service on 8408 1111.

nominating for council.

Council elections are held every four years on the second Saturday in November. Nominations for candidates to be elected to the City of Charles Council open on Tuesday 2 September and close at 12 noon on Tuesday 16 September. Nomination packs and forms are available from Council. To have one posted to you please email or ring 8408 0111.

exploring the internet.

Read your newspaper and magazines online for free. The 2 hour course will look at how to access your local, national and overseas newspapers and magazines from your computer and iPad, held at the Hindmarsh Library on Saturday 13 September at 12:30 pm. Also learn how to use the photo storage and sharing website Flickr. This free 2 hour course is held at the Henley Learning Room on Friday 19 September at 10 am. Book online at or contact the Library Call Centre on 8408 1333.

getting our kids active!

We are offering kids aged 3-17yrs the opportunity to participate in a free school holiday sports program from September 29 to October 3, 2014. Try different sports including tennis, fencing, hockey, dragon boating, canoeing, croquet, indoor rowing, bicycle speedway racing, basketball, gymnastics, golf, taekwondo, surf life saving, dancing and baseball. For further information and to register contact Lisa Will on 8408 1117 or visit

exploring space.

Join us for space encounters for kids on Friday 3 September at 11am at the Civic Centre. Space Encounters is an interactive opera telling the story of two astronauts, Harris and Jefferson, and their robot Roland. All tickets are $9 with kids under 2 free. To book go to

protecting streetscape character.

The need to retain the streetscape appeal of our character suburbs was identified as a high priority during our Development Plan Review. Based on this, Council recently proposed a Residential Streetscape Development Plan Amendment (DPA), however the Minister for Planning did not support Council’s proposal. Following the Minister’s decision, Council resolved to undertake further consultation with the community. Attend the ‘open evening’ information session on 11 September 2014, 6pm at the Woodville Civic Centre or make an online submission at For more information contact John on 8408 1827.


The Herb Society of SA Inc. invites you to join them at Findon Community Centre for a tour of the Herb Garden and to learn how to propagate herbs and salvias. BYO secateurs if you have some. Sunday 14 September from 2-4pm. Free admission.

celebrating spring by the sea.

Join us for our ‘Have a go by the sea day’ at the Henley Square on Thursday 25 September. Fitness boxing 7am, Yoga 8am, Zumba 8:45am and11:45am, Get Fit and Have Fun 9.45, African Drumming 10:45am, Fitness for the over 50s at 12.30pm and more. Come and have a go or just watch. For more information contact the Centre on 8408 1277.

collecting your hard rubbish.

Council’s annual hard waste and e-waste collection will take place throughout October and November on a ward by ward basis. This free service is provided to assist residents to dispose of items that are not suitable for general waste, recycling or green waste bins. Information will be sent to you two weeks prior your scheduled collection.

Collection will occur as follows:

1. Semaphore Park ward -06/10/2014>10/10/2014

2. Grange ward -13/10/2014>17/10/2014

3. Henley ward -20/10/2014>24/10/2014

4. Woodville ward -27/10/2014>31/10/2014

5. West Woodville ward -03/11/2014>7/11/2014

6. Findon ward -10/11/2014>14/11/2014

7. Hindmarsh ward -17/11/2014>21/11/2014

8. Beverley ward -24/11/2014>28/11/2014

Items should be place on the kerb the Sunday prior to your collection week as collection will only occur once in your street during that week. See the flyer or visit our website for collection guidelines. For further information, visit or call Solo Resource Recovery on 8295 5077.

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