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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Mayor Simon Richardson visits Liberation Larder in Fletcher Street. Photo Jeff 'Vagabond' Dawson
Mayor Simon Richardson visits Liberation Larder in Fletcher Street. Photo Jeff ‘Vagabond’ Dawson

Liberation Larder is now so much a part of Byron’s landscape that it’s hard to believe it has been running for only four years and that founder Venerable Honu Dawson wasn’t sure how the community would respond to her initiative.

To help provide food needed for people who were struggling to make ends meet, Honu began visiting local businesses and industries – anyone who could help out with much-needed produce.

Now the Larder provides hot lunches, bags of fresh produce and emergency frozen meals to those in need in Byron Bay every Monday and Thursday from 12.30pm at the Community Centre Kitchen in Fletcher Street.

They serve up to 500 meals each week and there are 40 volunteers who rotate their duties. A small (voluntary) donation is requested for meals. Bags of fresh fruit and veg are also available for the needy.

Last week Byron mayor Simon Richardson paid a visit, and related his tales of sleeping rough to Gordona Grahovac, while long-term volunteers Alice Jarvis and Margot McQuaker are pictured behind.

Visit liberationlarder.org for more.



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