The SES Post-Storm Community Forum was held in Tea Gardens on Tuesday 19 May. A small group of enthusiastic community members (including six from the Cove) joined a contingent of SES staff and volunteers from the Mid North Coast Region of SES for a debriefing session. To assist in April's huge SES operation, involving thousands of hours of volunteer effort, SES teams came from far and wide. Additional assistance also came from other groups including the RFS.
The SES did a fantastic job following April's cyclonic storm events. While these events are still fresh in our memories, it is a good time to see what we can learn from our experiences. It will help the community to be better prepared should something similar happen again. To aid this process the SES are holding a public meeting at the Baptist Church in Tea Gardens.
Perhaps the Cove community could take a moment to bask in just a little reflected glory?
Last month, just before those April storms visited our Village, one of our own, Darrall Thompson, donned claret gown and velvet bonnet to accept the award of Doctor of Philosophy. No small achievement that Darrall, so can you also accept the Cove Community's Congratulations.
When bowling merrily along, you hear a sudden metallic bang, and you jump to the conclusion that some vital part of the framework must have snapped. Keep calm. It's only a stone thrown up from the road by one of the tyres, which has hit one of the mudguards, or the underside of the body. Drive on; all's well!