Blackwood CERT Defib Program

  The CERT team is about to finish off there collation of AEDs around the Blackwood District and publicise them for all the community to be informed of the whereabouts of AED availability and access. The 2 main 24 hour AEDs are on the attached map and we have...

23-26 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE)

A notice to Blackwood residents.On Friday May 24, 12 to 4pm, Saturday 25 from 9am -5pm and Sunday May 26, 9am to 1pm we (VERi- Vintage Enduro Riders Inc.) are holding a Vintage Enduro in the area – the Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE).On Friday we are starting...

June July ’18: 10th Birthday issue

Happy 10th Birthday to the Blackwood Times … This time in 2008 we distributed the very first issue of the Blackwood News & later changed the masthead to ‘the Blackwood Times’. What a ride it’s been for Brendan & me. Every 2 months for the past 10 years...

It’s here: FebMar ’18 issue

February / March issue ’18 The February March, 2018 issue of the Times is ready now for your reading pleasure … (6.4mb). It is chock’a’block full of photos & stories. INSIDE:  p2: Save the date May 19 for Blackwood celebrates the Blackwood...

December ’17 January ’18 issue

December ’17 January ’18 The December ’17 January ’18 issue of the Times is ready now for your reading pleasure … (6.5mb). It is chock’a’block full of photos & stories. INSIDE: ALL THE FESTIVITIES p1 & 4: Oaks Day at...

First Aid Kits

BE PREPARED for medical emergencies! Is your first aid kit current? complete? Do you have one in your car? or on your bike? did you know what all work vehicles are required, by law, to have an approved first aid kit on board? every business, no matter how small, must...

Friends of CERT

Your CERT (Blackwood & District Community Emergency Response Team) team is looking for friendly folk to join their Friends of CERT program. Friends of CERT are associate members. They want to support CERT but don’t want to commit to attend meetings have...

Facebook Action Group Forum

At the Blackwood Action Group’s (BAG) 2016 public meeting in November, the group announced that they have started a Facebook group where the Blackwood community can exchange & discuss information of public interest. This will be a great resource for the...

CFA volunteers celebrated

The historic gold mining town of Blackwood has long been protected by the fire brigade and tonight nine of its members were honoured for dedication to their small community. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas represented Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino...

CEMP Have Your Say

Have your say on the DRAFT Blackwood Community Emergency Management Plan The DRAFT Blackwood Community Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) has been developed by the Blackwood Community Emergency Management Planning Group on behalf of the local community. All feedback and...

Finalist in 2 categories at CNAV awards night!

Over the weekend I attended the 2016 conference for the Community Newspapers of Victoria (CNAV). The Community Newspaper Association of Victoria (CNAV) is the peak body representing not-for-profit community newspapers across Victoria. The Blackwood Times has maintaind...

Council hosts ‘how to’ session for election hopefuls

Moorabool Shire Council will host a public information session for residents considering standing for council in the upcoming elections. Moorabool Shire Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rob Croxford said that standing for Council is a relatively simple process,...

Anyone can stand for council

Elections are just around the corner in Moorabool Shire and Chief Executive Officer Rob Croxford is encouraging community-minded citizens to consider standing for council. Mr Croxford said now was the time for potential candidates to learn more about what’s involved...

NBN: how badly do we want it?

from the desk of Catherine King MP Leaked documents have confirmed large areas of Ballarat are being punished with a badly delayed & 2nd rate NBN to protect Malcolm Turnbull. The leaked document from inside Malcolm Turnbull’s chaotic NBN Co reveals that a trial...