news - february 2012

Junior Football Club · Gidge Footy Tipping

The Gidgegannup Junior Footy Club will again be running a footy tipping competition in 2012. Come and join up for another year of competing to become Gidge's top football tipster.

Bragging rights for 2011 went to Brian Wickins, albeit taking out the top prize from second place winner by margin only. I’m sure he will remind many people this year of where he placed.

Just log on to Gidge Footy Tipping before the start of the season. $50.00 to enter (payable to the Gidgegannup Junior Football Club; send cheque to PO Box 89 Gidgegannup WA 6083 or EFT) with a weekly prize that jackpots for those lucky/talented enough to pick 8/8 winners.

For more info contact Roger on 0447 000 893 or Augie on 040 777 6745.

Help support the Gidgegannup Junior Football Club and join up now!

Junior Football Club page..

Netball Club · 2012 Winter Netball Season

Well it's nearly time again… The 2012 Winter Netball Season is soon approaching and we are holding our Registration Days soon.

Registration will be held at the Gidgegannup Rec Club ( Percy Cullen Oval ) on Tuesday February 28th & Wednesday February 29th 2012 between 3.30 and 4.30pm.

Please find attached an information sheet, including fee structure & committee contacts, along with a registration form. Forms will also be available on the day. If you would like to play, please attend one of these days to register.

Information Sheet..
Registration Form..

Netball Club page..

Cubs and Scouts · Contact Details

For more information please contact Donna Feehan on 9573 6707 or 0427 817 242.

Agricultural Society · AGM

Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, 26th February 2012 at 4pm in the Hall at the Showgrounds.

Please noted future committee meetings will take place on the first Tuesday of every month.

Agricultural Society page..

Basketball Club · Hills Raiders 40 Years

Hills Raiders Basketball Association will be celebrating their 40th year on Tuesday 21st and Friday 24th of February with Award of Commemorative Medallions and free court entry for all games. Free sausage sizzle and cake for players.

Basketball Club page..

Recreational Club · Outdoor Cinema

Saturday, 18th February 2012 at Percy Cullen Oval, Gidgegannup.
- 7.00 pm: Cars II
- 9.00 pm: Red Dog

Entry free. BYO picnic. Hamburgers, ice cream, and cool drinks for sale.

Sponsored by the City of Swan and the Gidgegannup Recreational Club

Recreational Club page..

Experience Gidgegannup · Small Farm Field Day Exhibitors Information

General exhibitor applications must be returned before Wednesday 25 April 2012. Food and drink, including wine, exhibitors must return their applications by 4 April 2012 to allow time for appropriate licences to be obtained.
Experience Gidgegannup
Early nominations are encouraged, as sites are limited.

Prospectus for Exhibitors..

Small Farm Field Day page..

Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema · Now Showing


FESA / City of Swan · Fire Bans for 8 February 2012

A FESA Total Fire Ban has been declared for the whole of the Perth Metro area, including City of Swan for the whole of 8th Feb 2012 due to the severe fire danger expected. For details see the FESA website or call 1800 709 355.

A City of Swan Vehicle Movement and Harvest Ban have been imposed for the same period. For details see the City of Swan website or call 9267 9326.

Bans in place will also be announced on ABC 720 AM at 10:05, 13:05 and 14:05.

Penalties of up to $25,000 and/or 12 months jail can apply for those who don't show the commonsense to abide by the bans. As always the legal onus is on YOU to check if any activity you may wish to undertake MIGHT contravene a ban.

John Mangini

0427 770 003

Captain - West Gidgegannup Volunteer Bushfire Brigade
Deputy Chief Bush Fire Control Officer – City of Swan
West Gidgegannup BRG Facilitator

City of Swan · Fire Ban Notifications

Fire Ban notifications for Total Harvest and Movement Bans using Electronic Media:

There have been some technical issues with getting this information on the website in particular over the period of the 27th, 28th and 29th January. This has resulted in the website not being updated. The City have put in place further measures to try and avoid this occurring again however the website should still be regarded as a secondary source of this information. Information for activation of declared City of Swan harvest and movement bans can be located via the following means:
  1. Property owners and residents are advised to call the City of Swan Fire and Emergency Info Line: 9267 9326 which is updated immediately after a ban is declared.
  2. ABC Radio Frequency broadcasts Total Harvest Bans at 10:05am, 1:05pm and 2:05pm.
  3. The City web home page is updated regularly but should be used as a secondary source of gaining updates.
  4. Residents may also call 9267 9267 and request to speak to a Customer Advocate if further clarification is required.
Please also note detailed information regarding what is permitted and what isn't, is available on our City website

For activation of Total Fire Bans which are declared by the Minister and issued and implemented by FESA:
  1. Visit the FESA website
  2. Call FESA Total Fire Ban Info Line 1800 709 355


City of Swan

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