Don’t dare cross the double white lines

July 08, 2017

Tocumwal now has solid double lines stretching down Deniliquin St from the Tree of Knowledge to the Morris St pedestrian crossing.

Be aware of the penalties which may befall you if you decide to ignore the lines and do a ‘U-turn’ in this area. For this offence there is a monetary fine of $325 and possible loss of demerit points.

If you hit someone who is backing out from the opposite kerb, the onus will be on you and you will be paying the excess on your insurance.

Thanks to Berrigan Shire, local police and Roads and Maritime Services for this long overdue safety measure for our main street.


A team of Tocumwal Public School netballers played a home game against the combined Jerilderie, Berrigan and Oaklands team last Friday.

The Tocumwal girls were competing in the next round of the NSW PSSA knockout competition.

After a solid start, the teams were locked at eight-all at half time.

A strong performance by the opposition saw them pull away and record a victory.

Coach Miss Willoughby said the girls conducted themselves as we expect from TPS students — always giving 100 per cent and playing the game in the right spirit. They should be very proud of their efforts.

We thank Miss Willoughby — and our parent helpers and supporters — as well as Mrs Laura Palmer who umpired the game.


On June 23, 22 Tocumwal Public School students travelled to Deniliquin to compete in a gala style day of AFL.

This is part of the NSW PSSA state-wide knockout competition, and the team played four games during the day against schools in the local area.

Despite putting in enormous efforts every game, TPS were unable to progress to the next round of the competition.

Congratulations to the co-captains on the day — Blair Eddy and Maksym Eddy — for motivating their team both in words and their actions on the field.

Well done to all of the students. It was another valuable experience going forward for these future stars.


On the last day of term on Friday, Tocumwal Public had a real treat in store for their students — they all celebrated NAIDOC Week.

TPS invited students from Sacred Heart Primary to come and join them during this day of celebration.

Miss Willoughby had organised some wonderful activities for the children to participate in, including Indigenous dancing and traditional games, Dreamtime story-telling and some wonderful Indigenous inspired art.


Alex Laker, Jemma Reid and Mackenzie Loughridge will travel to the Elmore Equestrian Centre to compete in the Elmore Equestrian Club Barastoc Interschool Qualifier this week.

The three girls will compete with other riders in their age groups in a range of disciplines, including handy mount, dressage, show riding, show jumping and novelties.

The girls will have a great time, battling the very cold weather at Werribee and we are looking forward to hearing of their results next term.


The weather gods certainly shone once again on Tocumwal on Sunday for the Mild2Wild Swap Meet and Show ‘n’ Shine held at the Recreation Reserve.

Despite a frosty start to the morning, the sun broke through and gave a sparkle to the beautifully modified cars parked all around the footy ground and the happy faces of organisers.

Outside the footy ground perimeter fence there were eager stallholders with a myriad of goods for sale.

You could meet up with car wreckers with parts and collectors with their treasures, and if you couldn’t afford a full sized car there was a gentleman selling model cars.

Some sellers had motoring memorabilia, while some had household goods including a sewing machine in a cabinet.

Tocumwal Rural Fire Brigade was also there to publicise their open day in September, which will be held at their base in Wise Crt, off Tuppal Rd.

Mild2Wild is to be congratulated on its organisation of the day which drew thousands of buyers and sellers to our town.

There were so many people that cars were parked all the way back to the preschool from the Pony Club.

And many of the cars were carrying families as this is not just a bloke’s day — everyone gets involved and it’s great to see a winter activity so many can enjoy.

Tocumwal is creating a good name for event planning and being able to attract good crowds to our area.


When your correspondent says ‘I’m refraining from plastic’, the average person thinks of plastic grocery bags.

However, plastic has some role in nearly every aspect of our lives.

From clothing to toiletries, we are surrounded by plastic.

The whole picture may seem overwhelming, but if you just tackle one area at a time and try to reduce your plastic, it’s totally doable.

The main message to get out to the world is ‘don’t send the plastic you have to waste’.

Simply try not to buy more plastic into your life. If you have made the switch to reusable bags, you are on your way to being plastic free.

There is a worldwide push for everyone to go plastic free in July. How has your week been so far?

One way to cut back on plastic is to visit your butcher and take along a reusable container.

Your butcher will be delighted with your custom and will place your weighed meat straight into your container. It’s a win-win situation because it’s less plastic for you and the butcher doesn’t have to wrap your meat.


Tocumwal’s senior netballers continued their journey to the finals with convincing wins in the top three grades.

However, the under 17 and under 13 teams were not so lucky.

The senior and reserves footballers also won their games, as did the fourths who remain unbeaten.

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