Singleton Christmas celebrations take on added significance this year | The Singleton Argus
It may still seem like a long way off, but the countdown has indeed started to Christmas and what our festivities could look like with the easing of COVID restrictions.
It’s always a special time of year, but I think our celebrations will take on added significance with the lasting social impacts of blockages and the importance now of bringing people together.
So I had the pleasure of proposing a Mayor’s Minute at this week’s council meeting to provide $ 600 for the Samaritans Christmas Breakfast, an annual tradition in Singleton that brings a merry Christmas to those in our community who do. need it most. This year’s event promises to be extra special with food and drink baskets designed for a family of four and including a picnic blanket for people to enjoy an outdoor picnic. on Christmas Day at the Singleton Showground.
And, like the busy elves that they are, Council staff cram months of planning into weeks to deliver the beloved Christmas on John Street on Friday, December 10. Uncertainties around restrictions have made it risky to book in advance, so the next six weeks will be jam-packed with everything from traffic management to food trucks to face painting. Be sure to note the date in your calendar.
Christmas usually means a holiday, and the NSW government’s road map out of lockdown may have inspired people – at least tentatively – to start planning a getaway.
There is a lot of work going on in our local government area to position Singleton to take advantage of the new freedoms for all NSW offered by the 70 percent vaccination target, including a campaign by the Hunter Valley Wine Tourism Association. to ensure that all roads will lead to Singleton for double vaccinated to strengthen our tourism and hotel business.
The Council is also helping our local businesses take over with the launch of Singleton Business Builder, a free mentoring and business development program to help Singleton business owners, managers and their local government employees grow and rebuild. their businesses with access to practical advice. , coaching, training, action planning and business development in response to a range of impacts, including COVID-19.
The program is managed by the Council and funded by the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program. The first event kicks off on October 26 with the Rebuilding Your Singleton Business webinar. For more information, visit www.singleton.nsw.gov.au