Time to register pool
Homeowners who have a pool or spa must register it before October 29 or face paying a fine under new state government legislation.
Registering a pool is easy and free on swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au.
If you need help you can complete your registration at Penrith Council for a $10 fee per application.
To help pool and spa owners meet the deadline, the council will open its doors to those without internet access and waive the $10 processing fee this Wednesday and Thursday.
You can also buy CPR charts at the council's front counter.
The council will start its swimming pool inspection program in 2014.
A draft swimming pool barrier inspection program is on exhibition at Penrith Civic Centre and online at penrithcity.nsw.gov.au.
Details: 4732 7897.
Police raise funds
Mount Druitt police will swap their uniforms for formal attire next month.
The Mount Druitt Police Charity Ball will be held at the Rooty Hill RSL on November 2 to raise money for Bravehearts.
The aim is to beat last year's fund-raising total of $59,000.
Statistics show one in five Australian children will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday, which Bravehearts aims to halve by 2020.
Bravehearts offers counselling and services for children, parental support and advocacy for adult survivors.
Bravehearts ambassador and radio broadcaster Ray Hadley will be master of ceremonies and the police band will perform on the night.
Tickets are $95 and include a three-course meal.
Details: 9675 0603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.