Weekend Wrap: July 12-13

Our weekend wrap of the latest local news and what's on 

Photo at Dyers Crossing by Carl Muxlow from the Daybreak on the Manning Series

Photo at Dyers Crossing by Carl Muxlow from the Daybreak on the Manning Series

Snow:From the Gloucester Advocate: For all those heading to the Tops to check out the snow. Police strongly recommend 4WD vehicles only venture into the Tops and adequate survival equipment is carried. Icy conditions on the Barrington Tops Forest Rd between Devils Hole and Honeysuckle (on the eastern side of the range) have made driving conditions hazardous and resulted in several vehicles sliding off the road. An assessment has been conducted by National Parks and authority to close the road has been given by police. The duration of the closure will depend on weather conditions and further closures can be expected across the weekend.

Markets: The Wingham Community Markets will not be held this weekend. A new location is being sought and it is unclear when this will be finalised.

Weekend sports: The Glowalman junior rodeo competition will conclude at Wingham Showground on Saturday. The tri-series started at Nabiac on Tuesday then went to Gloucester on Thursday before Wingham's event. Gates open 7.30am. Related articles: Glowalman Junior in Wingham  teens to try their luck and Young riders keen for first Glowalman

Read our full weekend sports wrap here

Store to close: Crazy Clark’s Wingham is to close July 20 after the holding company, DSG Holdings Australia, owned by Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron, was placed into receivership on Monday, June 30.

A spokesperson for the receivers of Crazy Clark's is urging local communities to go out and get a bargain and help raise money to pay the staff entitlements. All Crazy Clark's stores closing down will have massive sales over the next nine days to clear stock.

Knitting: THE knitting needles have been working overtime at Wingham library this month as the Wrap with Love event takes place in the Manning.

The Wingham group will meet to knit wraps each Wednesday 10am-12 to send to the charity’s warehouse and these warm wraps are then distributed to the less fortunate. 

Roads and bridges: When Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and member for Lyne David Gillespie visited Dyers Crossing this week, their announcement that funding of $10 million is available to put towards roads and bridges in the Greater Taree area was met with applause.

Residents have been campaigning for almost 20 years for the deteriorating timber bridge, which was opened in 1934, to be replaced.

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