The Free Press

Farmers market presses ahead

LANCEFIELD Farmer’s Market celebrated 17 years of trading on Saturday drawing crowds of more than 200 despite coronavirus concerns. To ensure visitors were not exposed to health risks, most stalls offered payment by card only,...

COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE: Cases continue to increase

Victoria now has 574 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after 46 tested positive yesterday, with 2985 cases confirmed across Australia. This morning's data shows that Mitchell Shire has five confirmed cases while there have been increases...

Coronavirus closures

Health authorities have confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in the Macedon Ranges Shire over the weekend, as some council operations and other non-essential services close throughout the region. Macedon Ranges Shire Council has closed its...

Ride for MND

By Steph McNicol A VISIT from Pedal Cure 4 MND riders was a highlight for Lancefield’s St Mary’s Primary School to conclude their Ride 2 School Day. Pedal Cure 4 MND is a supported ride from...

Aims to improve sustainability

By Steph McNicol A MISSION to build flourishing and sustainable communities is the focus of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group. Comprised of more than 400 members, the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is made up of a...

State of Emergency to deal with coronavirus

By Evelyn Leckie A State of Emergency was declared in Victoria yesterday to combat COVID-19 while events and sporting competitions across the region are being cancelled at a fast rate. Under a State of Emergency, authorised...

Nine extra police

By Jackson Russell -  The Macedon Ranges will see an increased police presence in the area over the next 12 months, with nine additional officers allocated to the police service area. The nine make up part...

Romsey end season with win

Romsey finished the Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup season on the right note with a comfortable nine-wicket win over St Anthony’s. After bowling out St Anthony’s for 140 on day one and finishing...

Animal cruelty investigation

By Evelyn Leckie -  POLICE and an RSPCA inspector attended a property in Lancefield on Wednesday after three horses were observed to be malnourished. Sergeant Chris Botwood, of Lancefield police, was attending the property for an...

Residents air planning concerns

By Steph McNicol -  COMMUNITY infrastructure, property sizes and transport were the top three concerns of Riddells Creek residents in regards to a proposed new development. Macedon Ranges Shire Council undertook extensive community consultation in the...