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Bendigo Bank gives back

Nine Country Fire Authority units and one State Emergeny Service unit each received $3000 from the Wallan, Kilmore and Broadford branches of the Bendigo Bank. The grants were given by the Wallan...

Uncleared block causes concern

Evelyn and Ken Clifton’s 10-year fight to clear a block of land containing shrubs, trees and rubbish in their street in Broadford continues.The couple believe the contents on the block poses fire...

Fire restrictions on the way

Declarations of Fire Danger Periods in each Victorian munipality are on the way. The Country Fire Authorty has declared last week the first municipality to enter the Fire Danger Period this season...

Accessibility concerns in Kilmore

By Jackson Russell Residents are growing concerned with the lack of access for the disabled and elderly around Kilmore, especially through the town’s main street. People using wheelchairs or walking frames are...

Fighting fire through the air

A fleet of 50 fire-fighting aircraft will help keep Victoria communities safe through the 2019-2020 summer fire season. The State Government announced the fleet last week, including a mix of water bombing...

Staying safe online

By Steph McNicol A cyber safety expert has warned families of the online dangers to children who have little understanding of the harm the digital world can cause. As part of National...

Depot land transferred to SES

By Jackson Russell The site of Kilmore’s State Emergency Service depot will be reserved for emergency services for the foreseeable future, after Mitchell Shire Council transferred the property to the Victoria State...

Risky trees reported to council

OVERBEARING trees leaning towards Towts Road are causing concern for a Whittlesea resident, who fears stormy weather could cause them to fall on passing cars or pedestrians. The resident, who wished to...

Neighbourhood Watch prevents theft

By Jackson RussellSouth Mitchell Neighbourhood Watch is helping to keep the community’s cars safe by giving out anti-theft screws to fit to number plates. The group is planning...

Risks of rural roads

Alarming statistics released by the Australian Road Safety Foundation have highlighted the unnecessary risks taken on rural roads.Despite having just 16.5 per cent of Australia's population, two-thirds of road deaths occur on...