Sunbury Life news 3 May 2024

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Sunbury Life news 3 May 2024

Hello, here are Sunbury’s news headline for week ending Friday May 5, 2024 brought to you by Sunbury Life dot AU  – my name is Steve Hart.

Those working with women facing domestic violence received support from Sunbury councillor Jack Medcraft this week.

He asked Hume City to raise the issue of increasing levels of domestic violence with State Premier Jacinta Allan, called for more funding for agencies helping women in abusive relationships, and wants offenders named and shamed in a public register.

Actuality Cllr Jack Medcraft speaking on 25 April.

And staying with Hume Council, its meeting on Monday  April 25 was disrupted by protesters causing the mayor to adjourn the meeting for ten minutes until calm was restored.

Cllr Jarrod Bell was congratulating Sunbury’s Anzac Day organisers when noise came from the public gallery.

Actuality mayor

Council cut sound and vision of the disturbance to those watching online.

Sunbury is slated to get a second State Emergency Service thanks to a contribution $5.9m from the State government’s growth areas infrastructure fund.

Also benefiting from the fund is Sunbury Community Hospital, which is to get $2.9m to expand its dialysis/chemotherapy unit.

Sunbury Radio is looking for a new breakfast show host after one of its longest-serving presenters decided it’s time for change. 

With 19 years at the community station under his belt, Bill Kirk stepped down from his Breakfast Coffee Niche show on Thursday morning.

The station’s Jeff Mifsud, host of Monday’s On the front Veranda, also left the broadcaster this week as he heads off to retirement.

And staying with entertainment news, the second part of a documentary featuring teenagers from Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School is to air next Tuesday on ABC.

Views will see the school put on a musical about Bendigo-based singer John Farnham.

Turning to the Sunbury Life what’s on section…

The Sunbury Pop Festival exhibition at the global learning centre ends this weekend, closing on Sunday May 5.

At Jacksons Hill Building 22 is open to the public on Saturday May 4 and Saturday May 11 between 10am and 2pm. The building will be part of the arts and cultural precinct and council is looking for feedback from the community.

Hume City Council has launched a writing contest with the theme People-Places-Spaces. Prizes valued up to $200.

Sunbury Arts Society’s annual show is being held Saturday May 4 at the Boilerhouse Gallery, Jacksons Hill from 10am until 4pm.

A morning tea to raise money for a cancer charity is being held at Sunbury’s St Andrews Uniting Church on Sunday from 10.30am.

And finally, The monthly 60’s & 70’s jam session for local musicians is at Sunbury Social Club on Sunday  May 5 from 2pm. Go along for a great afternoon of music. Free entry.

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