Families within Kyabram are pushing for a community bank within the townFebruary 19, 2014 4:45am
Community Bank steering committee chair Vince Curtis is keen to hear from more community minded people like Fraser and Marg Williams, Renee Davies and son Eli, 1, and Amanda Bennett.
People of all ages and from all walks of life are getting behind the push to get a community bank up and running in Kyabram.
Renee and Grant Davies, who have four children aged under 11, were looking for somewhere locally to begin investing money.
‘‘We were both raised here, and try and keep everything we do local, and we were looking for something to invest in locally and we thought this would be a good place to start,’’ Renee said.
‘‘We thought that since all the money stays here and there are a lot of Kyabram people investing in it that we felt comfortable investing in it as well.’’
They said the added bonus of supporting Kyabram’s efforts to establish a branch of the Bendigo Community Bank was their children would benefit in the long run if money went back into community projects of clubs.
Fraser and Marg Williams were looking for somewhere to keep safe their returns from failed Banksia Financial Group.
The retirees were inspired to support the community bank after witnessing the good work of the Tongala CERT team that came to the rescue of a person near them last year.
‘‘We were at Tongala and we saw the local ambulance come by and it’s supported by Bendigo Bank, I thought this was a good thing,’’ Fraser said.
Mrs Williams said she thought the big banks were doing well enough and were not putting anything back into country life.
‘‘As I see it the money goes back into the community and Banksia were well known for their sponsorship of local clubs and if Bendigo Bank is going to help us out then that’s a good thing for the town,’’ she said.
Read more in the print edition of the Kyabram Free Press.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.