• THE Tennis Court “clubhouse” at Coleman Park, Georges Hall, will be named in honour of long-serving council employee Trevor Newton and serve as an everlasting legacy. Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said: “Trevor dedicated his life serving our City for around 60 years, and his love and commitment of residents never waned right until the end. He touched the lives of so many people and was held in high regard … clearly evident by the countless accolades and heartfelt messages following his passing.” He was just 15-years-old when he joined the council and would often say his second family were the many friends and colleagues with whom he worked.

• CHESTER Hill, Lakemba and Revesby fire stations will be throwing open their doors for the annual Fire and Rescue NSW Open Day this Saturday (10am to 2pm) and firefighters are urging the community to head on down and enjoy a range of free activities including firefighting demonstrations, station tours and safety presentations. Families can also see the fire trucks and firefighting and rescue equipment up close and chat to local firefighters about the simple steps they can take to ‘be fire safe’.

• A READER is urging all motorists to use manners on the road: “The driver of a large tradie vehicle waved me through the roundabout with a wave and a smile yesterday and it made my day. I don’t think people realise just how far a bit of kindness can go, it just makes you feel good and if everyone did this, there’d be no more road rage.”

• SUPPORTING disadvantaged children and their families for over 100 years, The Smith Family has to rely on the generosity of the community like never before due to the skyrocketing cost of living and are calling on all to help support their Winter Appeal. Donations may be made via or call 1800 024 069.

• CR Clare Raffan has moving the following motion: “That the council writes to Finance Minister Katy Gallagher and Communications Minister Michelle Rowland, calling on them to intervene in the decision to close Campsie Post Office. I further call on Australia Post CEO Paul Graham to release the ‘evidence based data’ which led to the decision, and to reconsider their position in light of Campsie being identified as a growth centre.”

• CANTERBURY City Community Centre (4cs) thanks Haslin Constructions General Manager Gladys Woods for the $12,000 donation towards their Mum 2 Mum English classes for women with young children. 4cs CEO Esta Paschalidis said: “Partnerships have always been central to the way we work, without this generous donation, our Mum 2 Mum program would not have access to the vital resources that help build and strengthen our local community.”

• ARE you aware of all of your rights as a senior? A Seniors Rights Service expert will be the guest speaker when the Australian Independent Retirees (AIR) group meets on Friday, May 17, 10am-12pm, at Mortdale RSL (onsite parking, lift to first floor). The group hosts free monthly meetings which are an opportunity to socialise and hear from speakers. All invited. Bookings not required. Info: Pat, 9554 4113.

• DON’T miss out on your chance to secure up to $12,000 to support your health studies, with subsidies being awarded for 2024-26. The payments can assist students with fees, technology, travel or other associated personal costs. They’re awarded to commencing students who commit to work for NSW Health for five years or graduating students who are starting work with NSW Health, especially in regional areas. Apply at