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Cairns Deepawali Festival 2017

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Esplanade Markets

The Cairns Esplanade Markets are on every Saturday by the Lagoon. More

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Redlynch Community Dog Walk

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National praise for Our Cairns

National praise for Our Cairns
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A friendly reminder to help out our wonderful collection drivers :)
Applications are now open for grants funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). Your arts project could be eligible for funding up to $10,000. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/arts-funding
It probably won't come as a surprise but the planned outdoor movie night at White Rock's Khalu Park for tonight has officially been cancelled due to the rain. ☔️ We've had a look at the calendar and we're rescheduling the movie for 18 November. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Did you participate in the Our Cairns survey? If you answered yes - then this award is for you! The project picked up the Judges' Award at last night's IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards, which is a pretty big deal if you're into community engagement. But it wouldn't have happened without the amazing response from our community. So big cheers to everyone involved! 🎉🏆 http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/council/news-publications/media-releases/releases/our-cairns
Edmonton Library, Hambledon House and Babinda Waste Transfer Station are all open as normal today. Thanks for your patience during yesterday's disruptions due to weather.
Last night's thunder has led to a spike in lost pets. We've had quite a few come into our pound today, so if your furry loved one is missing, check the link below to see if we have them. If you've found a wandering pet, give us a call on 4044 3044 so we can help reunite them with their owners. And a reminder to make sure your pet's microchip and rego are up to date - it helps lost pets get home quickly and easily. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/impounded-pets
**UPDATE** Fri 20 Oct - The facility has reopened but we're having some issues with power outages. - - - - - Babinda Waste Transfer Station is currently closed due to localised flooding. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
**UPDATE** Fri 20 Oct - Both Edmonton Library & Hambledon House are open as normal today. Thankyou for your patience. - - - - - It's a bit dark on the southside... Edmonton Library & Hambledon House are currently closed due to a power outage. Not sure yet when they'll re-open but we'll keep you posted.
Who'll be carrying the baton for the Queen's Baton Relay when it arrives in Cairns from March 15-17. The full list has been released. http://bit.ly/2zh0doo
Happy National RIde2Work Day! Join us on the Esplanade until 8.30am for a free hot brekky & lots of other great free stuff. Great to see our local boys & girls in blue embracing the day 😎🚴‍♀️
WEATHER UPDATE II Ride2Work Come rain or shine Ride2Work Day will go ahead as planned in the morning, so cycle on down to the Esplanade between 6.30am and 8.30am for a free brekky, sports massage, giveaways, and bicycle servicing. Here are a few handy wet weather riding tips to get you to the Esplanade safely: * Allow extra stopping distance - your brakes aren't as efficient in the wet * You may need to pump your brakes to dry out the rims * Keep your front and rear lights and helmet lights on to make yourselves more visible to other traffic * Be extra vigilant around pedestrians - umbrellas and rain hoods can obstruct their view See you at the Esplanade!
Get ready for the upcoming wet season by clearing out overgrown vegetation in your yard and dropping it off at one of our waste transfer stations on 4-12 November. If you live in a low-lying or floodprone area, this will also be your chance to stock up on some free sandbags and be ready for whatever the Big Wet throws at us! Full details: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/whats-on/whats-on/events/free-green-waste-disposal-and-sand-bags