Hills News in brief

Road safety

The Hills' local traffic committee is gearing-up to tackle road safety again.

The brakes were put on the committee on February 11, after it failed to deliver to The Hills Council an operations and performance report asked for in November.

A council officer has since told councillors he hoped to deliver the report to them on March 20.

The committee normally meets on the third Monday of the month with representatives from government agencies, bus companies and community organisations to discuss road safety.

Seniors rocking

Hills Community Aid is celebrating Seniors Day with Senior's Rock on Friday from 11.30am to 3.30pm at Northmead Bowling Club. It includes lunch; a hot rod, classic and special interest car display; rock'n'roll dance lesson; music; a photobooth and lucky door prize.

Tickets are $5 and must be bought in advance from Hills Community Aid (390 Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills) or Northmead Bowling Club. Details: Mici, 9639 8620.

Vaccinate rabbits

People are encouraged to vaccinate their pet rabbits before the planned release of calicivirus in late March and early April. Calicivirus, also known as rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus, is used to control wild rabbits which cause major agricultural and environmental damage.

Disability care series

TO help people with a disability and their carers learn about support services in The Hills, Diverse Community Care will host three free information sessions on Tuesday nights in March and April.

Funded by a community grant from The Hills Council, the sessions include:

■ Payments and supports: Find out how to access Centrelink services. March 25, 6pm-7pm.

■ Taking care of yourself: Presented by Carers NSW, learn strategies to look after yourself. April 1, 6pm-7pm.

■ Community services expo: Find out what community support services you can access. April 8, 6pm-7pm.

All sessions are at Crestwood Community Centre, corner of Crestwood Drive and Chapel Lane, Baulkham Hills.

Bookings: Jennifer, 9898 0000 or info@diverse.org.au.

Light refreshments provided.

Opinions wanted

THE University of Western Sydney's Whitlam Institute is calling for students in years 5 to 12 in NSW and the ACT to use the power of the written word to improve a local, national or global problem.

For the What Matters? competition, entrants need to write a 400- to 600-word opinion piece on a subject important to them.

Entries close on May 6. Winning entries will be published in print and online.

Details: whitlam.org/whatmatters.

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