Recognised: The Hills local area command held its annual awards night recently with 25 members recognised for outstanding service. Chief Inspector Colin Brennan presented a variety of policing awards in 11 different categories. Detective Inspector Gary Bailey and retired sergeant Ken Baker were recognised for their 15 years of service with national police service medals. Sergeant Robert Toynton was presented with a NSW Police Medal while public servants Terry Breen, Glenda Mannix and Robyn Craft were given the NSW Police Medallion. This year three Commander’s Commendation’s were given with Senior Constable Michael McDonnell, Constable John Lees and civilian Gary Hardy all recognised.
Jamboree: Scouts and leaders from 1st Murray Farm and 1st North Rocks were among more than 10,000 who attended the recent Australian Jamboree in Maryborough, Queensland. They were joined at the event — held every three years — by Scouts from 1st Parramatta to make up Troop H06. The Scouts erected their own campsite, cooked, abseiled and took part in an endurance course, woodwork and circus activities as well as exploring the area during the 12-day camp. Jessica Mauboy and Justice Crew were among those who entertained.
Graduate: West Pennant Hills resident Mitchell Darragh was one of 150 former apprentices who celebrated gaining their qualifications with Ausgrid. Mitchell was one of eight apprentices in The Hills. The apprentices are helping to complete one of the country’s largest infrastructure replacement programs.