Millthorpe Matters | This year promises an even bigger event with entertainment, a variety of stalls selling food and drink, products and produce.

Ever-popular 'Providore': Di and Patti from Millthorpe Providor providing the much-needed coffee and a snack.

Ever-popular 'Providore': Di and Patti from Millthorpe Providor providing the much-needed coffee and a snack.

Fire Festival to Feature Fireworks

Millthorpe's chance to shine in the Winter Fire Festival will be on Friday 2 August with the Night Market held along Pym Street between 5pm-8pm. This year promises an even bigger event with entertainment, a variety of stalls selling food and drink, products and produce. There has been massive interest in the event on social media, with some nineteen thousand 'views' and four thousand indicating possible attendance. Children have been particularly interested, lured perhaps by the promise of fireworks at 7pm in the vicinity of the Railway Station. So rug-up, head-to-toe-to-fingertips, and embrace the crisp air, warmed by the unique fire-buckets and the consumable fare.

Railway Underpass Pedestrian Concerns

The residents along Forest Reefs Road, west of the railway underpass and within walking distance of the centre of the village, continue to wait on Council to address immediate pedestrian and traffic safety concerns as a matter of urgency. The traffic monitoring road cables installed near the underpass have been there for a number of weeks, collecting data. Meanwhile, pedestrians of all ages continue to traverse the risky route between the underpass and the Eliot Street corner where the road, the shoulder, and the drain, leave a narrow and poorly surfaced path. The risk to school students and parents with strollers and pre-school age youngsters, walking during traffic's busier times of the day, is, in the words of one resident with young children, "an accident waiting to happen". This concern was echoed by other residents spoken to in some of the ten households with children within the 50 k/h zone. More than twenty children live along that stretch of the road.

Providore's New Friday Hours

Travellers and locals arriving in Millthorpe on a Friday evening will soon have another option for that much-needed coffee and a snack. The ever-popular 'Providore' will remain open until 6.30pm on Fridays, adding to the village's range of after-6pm venues for food and drink, namely, the two pubs, the pizza café, Slow Wine tapas, the Bowlo, and the wonderful Tonic. Providore's extended Friday opening commences on July 26.

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