The Free Press

New Romsey tankers

THE Romsey Fire Brigade has welcomed two new firefighting appliances to its fleet. The first was a new CFA owned and issued 4.4C Heavy Tanker. This new tanker replaced the Brigade’s 3.4C tanker which was transferred...

Sporting clubs call for funding

By Joshua Wells TWO football netball clubs are desperate to continue upgrading their facilities, with lights and scoreboards at the top of the list. Two Macedon Ranges clubs are fundraising for new equipment, with Romsey Football...

What was that?

By Joshua Wells WAS it a gold mine blast, fighter jet, asteroid, an earthquake or a volcanic explosion? Residents across the Macedon Ranges Shire experienced an unexplained sonic boom at 10am on Wednesday morning, with Macedon...

Finding Lost Trades in Kyneton

A BUMPER crowd turned out for the Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton at the weekend. The fair aimed to showcase all sorts of different trades and talents of days gone by, with plenty of people...

Waste collection suspended

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council has been advised by contractors, Wheelie Waste, that it has suspended its collection of waste, recycling and garden waste services for the shire.The statement said council staff are working with...

Historic club challenging stereotypes

WOMEN across the Macedon Ranges Shire Council are being offered the chance to learn and practice their skills with a chainsaw. The Women’s Chainsaw Club will see 10 women in the Lancefield, Benloch and Cobaw...

Riddells Creek remembers Lily

RIDDELLS Creek Primary School paid tribute last Friday to student Lily De Haas who passed away from a brain tumour.Opening a new outdoor inclusive learning space and sensory garden, the school community made a...

Old school, new future

THE transformation of the old Romsey Primary School site into a community health centre and all-abilities park has begun. Council, Cobaw Community Health and the Greater Romsey All- Abilities Park committee (GRAAP Inc.) are working...

Halt roundabout call

by Ian Blyth WORKS are underway on the $20 million upgrade of Melbourne-Lancefield Road, reducing the risk of head-on and run-off-road crashes. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull recently visited the...

It’s survey time again

LANCEFIELD and Romsey residents are encouraged to participate in the 2016 community satisfaction survey, if they are contacted by phone during February. The independent phone survey is conducted on behalf of councils across Victoria by...