July 2018

Hello Readers,
It's the start of another financial year and now for the joys of doing the tax return for the one just gone.
Well, I haven't left myself much room but at this time of year, there is less happening to talk about. However, there is plenty happening in the background for planning of future festivals and events, such as the Yankalilla Show 2018 and Festival Fleurieu 2019. There are also plans for another local festival - why not? - called the Sonder Literary Festival Yankalilla, possibly commencing from 2020. See page 9.
Even though winter is here, there are plenty of things to see and do around the area. Keep reading and all will be revealed in the following pages. You could always curl up by the fire with a coffee while you read the 'letters' or Yankalilla Council's plans for our future inside 'In The Loop' and of course the Natural Resource Centre has lots to share - it's Plastic Free July!
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs

June 2018

Hello Readers,June 2018 Yank News
Leading the news this month is the plan to spend millions of dollars on a refurbishment of the Yankalilla Memorial Park. The plan opens up the area for more uses and community engagement.
Volunteers are being sought to be on a steering committee to ensure it all happens. See page 13 for details and requirements.
The Myponga Playground was officially opened in April and is being well utilised by locals and visitors alike. For details see the 'In the Loop' section which is another double-sized edition.
Council have lots to keep us informed of lately, which is good but I can't help thinking it had something to do with the recent performance evaluation report. That's good too, it means they do listen to feedback.
The Heritage Fleurieu Coast Festival took place in May and appears to have been very successful. A few snippets made it in to this issue.
There is also updates from upcoming 'Flourishing Fleurieu Festival 2018' and 'Festival Fleurieu 2019' - South Australia is still the 'Festival State' at heart, even if the slogan was dropped from our licence plates in recent years.
Environmental projects are on the go at this time of year. In this issue you can help save the Beautiful Firetail bird with a planting day at Deep Creek. If you are quick, there is SwampFest near Mt Compass on June 3 as well.
Trees For Life are taking orders from landholders for native vegetation which will help save the bees!
The pygmy possum is thriving thanks to conservation efforts which have been reported on in past issues. See page 37.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs