The next entertainment planned for the Upper Lansdowne Hall on the grass is on Saturday, December 5 when the Urban Chiefs Band will be performing some lively music.
They will be supported by the Keanu Jai Trio from Port Macquarie.
The Urban Chiefs are a duo, Blake Saban and Glendon Finlay, but they manage to sound like the lovechild of The Swamp Stompers and 19 Twenty.
As usual take along a chair or picnic rug and doors open at 3pm. Also, the usual COVID rules and regulations are still to be complied with. If it rains people will be contacted about other arrangements for the day.
Tasty, home-made cakes, scones, sandwiches, tea, and coffee will be available to buy in the hall but feel free to take along your own drinks and nibbles.
Bookings and further information to Rita on 02 5591 6017.
Lansdowne Public School will hold its presentation day on Thursday, December 10. Due to continuing COVID 19 restrictions there will be a limit of two adults per family to attend the assembly. Further information will be sent out soon.
For the safety of the students, Lansdowne school requests that people do not park in the driveway or on the grass outside the school. Students leaving the school should be able to walk on the grassed area to avoid walking on the road but they are having to walk on the road between cars. It is hard for children to be seen when cars are incorrectly parked and reversing across a pedestrian access. We do not want to see any of our students hit by a car.
If any parents are intending to enroll their child or children at the Lansdowne school for 2021 could you please contact the school as soon as possible on 6556 7147.
Lansdowne school Little Learners Term 4 Timetable for the rest of this year is:
Thursday, November 26: 9am - noon K/1/2 Classroom
Thursday, December 3: 9am - noon K/1/2 Classroom
Spring Wild Dog Control programs
Following the work carried out with larger scale strategic control programs, Hunter Local Land Service is planning a wild dog ground baiting programs in the Manning area.
"These spring programs form part of the service's strategic control programs, and we've heard the results from previous coordinated control over a broader areas, but we still have a long way to go," HLLS senior biosecurity officer, Kirstin Bisley said.
Landholders who wish to take part in this baiting program must hold accreditation in the handling and safe use of 1080 which includes a chemical card (AQF3), or Hunter LLS Vertebrate Pesticide Training qualification.
The Vertebrate Pesticide Training is now available as an online course here: www.lls.nsw.gov.au/VPIT
This is a free course, which takes about two hours to complete, and gives landholders a five year accreditation to be able to obtain vertebrate pesticides from LLS. Alternatively, if you have someone that has a qualification and is willing to help you with the program, you can give them authority to undertake the program on your behalf, there is a form to complete if you'd like to do it this way.
These coordinated ground baiting programs will run in a number of bait drop off sessions, with six locations covered across the Manning district, including Lansdowne Bowling Club on Thursday, November 26 at 1,30pm. Other locations are Killabakh, Bobin, Mooral Creek, Wherrol Flat and Caffrey's Flat.
Landholders wishing to take part in the program are asked to contact Kirstin at the HLLS via email email@example.com Landholders are also asked to talk to their neighbours and encourage them to take part in the program by getting in touch with the HLLS.
"The success of this program relies on land managers rallying so we can cover greater areas for more efficient programs," Kirstin said.
Significant fires last year in most of the Manning impacted home ranges and hot spots, but wild dogs continue to be impacting landholders through predation, Kirstin said.
"Wild dogs can have very large home ranges of up to 30 square kilometres, and cause significant impacts to landholders economically, socially and environmentally.
"Wild dog and fox control also has a significant impact on native animal populations such as our very own endangered Manning River Turtle, along with many of the smaller native mammals.
"We urge you to participate in this community program, and to help your neighbours, and the native wildlife in combating this problem."