Council shows off for ratepayers

Lismore City Council staff (l-r) Charlie Crethar, Lesley Trott, Shaun Goodenough, Leanne Clark, Vanessa Tallon, Carolyn Moynihan, Phil Dudman and John Ward are ready to answer ratepayers questions at Councils display during next weeks Lismore Show.

Want to know how to read your water meter, plant a water-wise garden or learn more about household recycling?

Then get along to next weeks 121st annual North Coast National Show, where Lismore City Council will have a big display and information stall so ratepayers can learn or ask about Council services.

Friendly and knowledgeable Council staff will be on hand from Thursday to Saturday, October 19-21, to answer queries and give a series of talks on topics such as water tanks, rebates and recycling.

We want people to learn about our services and there is a lot of information which Council staff can provide, said Councils communications officer, Wendy Johnson. Plus theres a lot of new information... just last July we introduced a new recycling system, in which every home in Lismore can recycle at their front door, and many people dont realise our bins for food scraps and green waste are used to feed worms at one of the largest worm farms in the southern hemisphere, right here in Lismore.

Council staff including waste minimisation officers, plumbing inspectors and customer service staff will be available at the Show to answer any questions.

Our local gardening guru Phil Dudman will also give a number of talks on water-wise gardening, which should be popular, Wendy said. People can also enter competitions, such as the Water Week promotion, in which you can win a rainwater tank and well be giving away free house numbers as well as water bottles.

The Lismore Show is on at the Lismore Showground from Wednesday through to Saturday (October 18-21) with the colourful Ashtons Circus returning again this year to give free performances.

Theres also a new arena spectacular, Salute to the Outback, performed each evening, plus the ever-popular Sideshow Alley, heaps of rides, traditional livestock events in the main ring each morning, produce and art displays in the pavilions, fireworks around 8pm each evening, and also live music and poetry performances every day.

Entry to the show is $15 for adults or $8 concession and $5 for children aged 5-16. Theres also $30 family day passes, and plenty of parking is available. For more information call the show office on 6621 5916.

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