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Skipton Community News 2022

Skipton Community News has provided a weekly newsletter - a continuous news sheet to the Community of Skipton & District for 44 years, and 2022 marks the 45th year providing this wonderful service for the people of Skipton & District.

Through the constant evolutionary changing of this publication it has provided an opportunity for our local political Members at all three seats of Government with a voice in the local community and more importantly allows interchange of policy to occur in Parliament  and in Council. SCN publishes all media statements from

  • Dan Tehan Tehan MP, Federal Member for Wannon
  • Richard Riordan MP, Member for Polworth
  • Jaala Pulford MP Member for Western Province
  • Corangamite Shire Counci
  • Golden Plains Shire Council
  • Pyrenees Shire Council and as Skipton changes to the Ripon Electorate for the next State Election SCN welcomes Louise Staley MP Member for Ripon, and young hopeful Martha Hayfield Labor Representative for the upcoming State election in November.

In 2022 We will say Good-bye to Mr Richard Riordan and welcome Louise Staley as Skipton moves from Polwarth to Ripon for the next State Elections, after the altered boundaries.

Our Federal and State Politicians are always quick to respond to callers when asked, they just need good communication. You only need to remember that they are people too, so if you contact them don't be angry and impatient, you might be frustrated, but it might be the first that this person has heard what is upsetting you.

Give a full appraisal of your situation and be aware that they are pretty busy people with a tight schedule, dealing with "other stuff"!  So remember to show respect, and if they do reply immediately, and when you get a result remember to return with a call to show a sign of gratitude. You would grizzle if nothing was done!!

So say "Thanks" for a happy response when you get a job well done!!

Located conveniently located between three Rural Shire Councils, Skipton Community News brings all the current Shire Council News from monthly meetings of each Council and also publishes relevant media statements which are of importance to our community: Corangamite Shire Council, Golden Plains Shire and Pyrenees Shire Council.

You can rest assured that any issues raised with the SCN Editor are immediately handed on to the person best able to address the particular matter in a constructive way.

Doesn't make me a very popular person and I am constantly criticised, but I do not believe that to be at all warranted - show R E S P E C T we are all Volunteers doing our best!!! 

Once a Volunteer becomes so dissillusioned that they feel that they need to pull out they are never replaced. Even if you think you can do better if you were to step forward to fill that position vacated, you would find that there is more to what we do than you think.

The Specialness of SCN is that it is a "Weekly Publication" delivered "Free Of Charge" to all Householders" in the 3361, and also to the P.O. Boxes at Skipton Post Office, just check if postie doesn't cover your actual boundary roads, if you are outside of his route ask The Post Master at Skipton Post Office, or The Editor SCN, and arrangements will be made to reach your P.O. Box if it is possible. 

You might - like many others - need to pay postage if you are outside the "Free-Of-Charge" area.  Costs of postage is for the $1.10 stamps required - for the 42 weeks of the year, sometimes a more bulky envelope is $2.20 - so rounded off at $80.00 for the year. 

The system works very well.  But it does rely on good communication lines.  If in doubt!!  Just ask!!  Please ask The Editor - other people don't know the answers!!

Contact The Editor at to arrange this, or phone 03 5340 2340.

Separate Trade Directory available on this site - Rule of Thumb - employ a Local!!

Electricians - Tradies - Shopkeepers- why go elsewhere??  We have the best right here!

To get the best advice and assistance should you require top quality tradespeople - give the locals a call first.  Local people and prepared to travel to assist.

Always shop locally - otherwise you will find one day they might be gone. 

"Taking the school holidays off" there are 41-43 newsletters each year because at times there are "Special Editions" published during the holidays or "To The Householders" if required, so you are always informed when important issues arise.

Earlier editions/back issues of SCN are available upon request.

Skipton Community News is also available at Skipton Historical Society in hard copy.

You can visit Skipton Court House and Police House Historical Precinct on the third Sunday of each month, between 2 pm and 4 pm (when banner out, COVID restrictions limited 2020 and 2021). 

Newsletters will remain on this site for only a limited period of time, as they will need to be deleted periodically to make room for more recent editions.   

Don't rely on Facebook for your news, it is good but not as detailed as SCN - read both. 

SCN Volume 45 Issue 30: 5th October 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 29: 14th September 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 28: 7th September 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 27: 31st August 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 26: 24th August 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 25: 17th August 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 24: 10th August 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 23: 3rd August 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 22: 27th July 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 21: 20th July 2022, Abridged Version

SCN Volume 45 Issue 20: 13th July 2022, Abridged Version