Blackwood Times comes back in 2020

We are jumping up and down with excitement to announce that Blackwood Times will be published again in February with a new team of helpers, but we need content, so we need you. The Blackwood Times is a local community newspaper put together by members of the Blackwood...

Blackwood Whole Town Garage Sale

CERT FUNDRAISING TEAM invite you to apply for inclusion on the map BLACKWOOD WHOLE TOWN GARAGE SALE 8am – 1pm January 25, 2020 Applications open to go on the map. http://bit.ly/cert-garage-sale You can help promote the event by DOWNLOADING A FLIER, print them...

MEETING TO FORM A NEW TEAM

MEETING TO FORM A NEW TEAM JANUARY 7, 2020 7.30pm @ the Meeting room Blackwood HALL All welcome | writers | drivers | sales | typists | story tellers | editors | photographers | organisers | co-ordinators | teachers | cleaners | sorters | sifters | note-takers | mums,...

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...