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Monthly News - July

Reflector Posts to be replaced

The reflector posts around the village are going to be replaced.


CFU Saturday and the Village Bonfire Night on hold

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty surrounding it, CFU Saturday and the Village Bonfire Night are on hold until further notice.


Semi-fixed Supergate

Some residents have noticed that the Blue Supergate at the end of Paddock D has been getting progressively further damaged as the weeks go by, this has now been semi-fixed. The gate is back on its hinges, but doesn't latch. If you see the gate is broken/anyone breaking the gate, please report it to ACT Parks on 6207 2087 or city.management@act.gov.au.


Photos

Thanks to everyone who sent in their photos, they're going to look great on the website!



Above average rainfall on the way

Last week the Canberra region was forecasted to get up to 70mm from a strong cold front, however, this cold front didn't extend as far north as first anticipated. But in the coming months, expect more rain, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is forecasting above average rainfall in the Canberra region from August to October, this is due to a La Nina climate event, which results in above average rainfall in South-Eastern Australia.

August to October Rainfall Outlook

Supporting our Neighbours and Communities

From Community Services ACT;

2020 has tested of all aspects of Canberran’s wellbeing like no other year. The bushfires, hailstorm and now the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted our community in many ways. Whilst some of us have managed this period with some disruption and discomfort, other Canberrans have felt and continue to feel alone and isolated. We have seen Canberrans come together with kindness and generosity to support those impacted and to stop the spread of COVID 19.

Due to the hard work of Canberrans, restrictions are starting to ease but there are still many people who could benefit from support and connection. Here is an idea to encourage people to come together as individuals, neighbours and communities to support and look after each other, particularly those who are in the most need of assistance.


Know your Neighbour

The COVID-19 pandemic is having significant impacts on people’s economic, social and mental wellbeing. We are all in this together, but this crisis is affecting us all differently. While many in the community are increasing social contact with the easing of restrictions, there are also many people who will continue to isolate to protect their health.

So, while there may be a sense that things are returning to "normal" this is not the case for many of our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues. By keeping an eye out, checking in and respecting the choices of our friends and neighbours who are self-isolating, we can make sure everyone is part of building and  maintaining the connections in our communities.

The Know Your Neighbour card is a great way to take the first step in reaching out and breaking the ice. You can print and fill in the attached card or you can write your own message and drop it in your neighbour’s letterbox.

This one simple gesture is a great way of letting someone know that they have support if they need it.

You can help create a neighbourhood where everyone feels supported and connected.











You can download a PDF copy of this card from the File Share section of the Uriarra Website under the 'Know your Neighbour' folder.


A few things to consider before you get started

Consider how you approach people: You may not have met these people before or you maybe just know them from across the street. Consider the best way to make contact and respect your neighbour’s privacy.


Protect your health and the safety of others: Follow government guidelines at all times and don’t offer assistance if you are sick.   You also need to take responsibility for your own physical and mental health.


Why getting to “Know Your Neighbours” is important

Why ‘Know your Neighbour?

  • Social connection, less feelings of loneliness and a helping hand if you need it;

  • Increased quality of life, healthier and happier neighbourhoods;

  • Feeling safe, engaged and an overall sense of belonging;

  • A readiness to co-operate, mutual respect and common aspirations;

  • Increased security with neighbours looking out for each other’s homes, including if they go away on holiday; and

  • Localised assistance during a natural disaster and/or health crisis like COVID-19.


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