Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies is encouraging families to celebrate NSW Grandparents Day this Sunday.
"Grandparents are often the unsung heroes in our community, and it's appropriate that they are recognised," Mrs Davies said. "The roles of grandparents are now more varied and diverse than ever before, with an increasing number acting as full-time carers for loved ones."
Fun week for kids
Penrith Council is celebrating Children's Week, including storytime at St Marys Library today (Tuesday) at 10.30am.
A free event will also be held on Thursday, 9.30am-11.30am, at North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre in Debrincat Avenue.
Activities include an animal farm, roaming clowns, Rooby Roo, a ball pit, mobile play van, information stalls and an active kids play area.
Events will also be held tomorrow at Penrith's Joan Sutherland Centre, 10am-1pm, and on Friday at Claremont Meadows Community Centre in Sunflower Drive, 9.30-11.30am.
Details: 4732 7836.
Blacktown Council will use message signs on roads to remind drivers to keep to the speed limits in residential areas.
In partnership with Mount Druitt police, the council will urge drivers to slow down to the speed limit to increase their ability to respond to dangers on the road and avoid speeding fines.
Police will also be active with their light detection and ranging (LIDAR) gun to catch anyone taking risks with their speed.
LIDARs are extremely accurate in measuring speed and pinpoint which car is speeding.