Steps installed at Finley pool

By Southern Riverina News

The Finley Swimming Pool committee is extremely proud and excited to have a new set of steps installed at the local facility.

Older members of the community and people with special needs have found it difficult in the past to enter and leave the pool because of the usual style of steps.

However, there has been one set of custom made steps installed which will now allow people of all ages and abilities to access the pool.

This was done at a cost of $1200.

The committee is looking at installing a second set and would appreciate any assistance from the community.

To take full advantage of this accessory to the swimming facilities, the committee would like to introduce free water aerobics to help with fitness and mobility as well as a social outlet.

Starting tomorrow, a trial period is being set to take place each day from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and further information can be obtained by contacting Maureen Shalders on 0409 831 676.

Family season tickets to the pool are available at $180; single season tickets $95 and one off entry fee is $5.

The pool complex will be closing a little earlier this year due to extensive building renovations, which are expected to be completed by the end of June.

The next Finley Swimming Pool Committee meeting will be held this evening in the board room of the Finley RS Club commencing at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.


The local St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank the many businesses and members of the community who assisted in any way to enable 24 Christmas hampers to be put together and distributed to those in need in time for the festive season.

The thoughtfulness of all involved is very much appreciated.


A reminder that 'Downton Abbey' is the movie to take place at the Finley Library this Friday at 1.30pm.

This will be followed by 'Ride Like a Girl' on Friday, February 28.

Normal movie times will be returning on the last Friday of each month.


With the special book sale at the Finley Hospital Op Shop proving so popular, it has been decided to follow up with a half price CD and DVD sale during February.

Many of these items are recent titled movies and will provide some great viewing.

This shop never ceases to impress with what is available to purchase and families are invited to call in and check out the many school supplies which are also available.

These include folders, contact for book covering, protective sheets, rulers, pens and pencils as well as many other necessities.

As well as being a treasure trove, profits from the Op Shop are used to provide extra facilities for the local hospital.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm and Saturdays 9.30am until 12 noon.


It is with much regret that the Finley Community Markets scheduled for February and March will not be held due to the organisation finding it necessary to take a break.

The organisers and local stall holders would like to express their thanks to the community for its support in the past.

It is anticipated that the market will resume later in the year and anyone interested in assisting at that time is invited to contact Lyn on 0423 206 590 or by email


CanAssist Finley would like to extend an invitation to everyone near and far to take part in bingo which is held at the Finley Bowling Club every Tuesday; eyes down at 12.45pm.

Come along, bring a friend or two and support this local charity which continues to support and help ease the financial responsibilities of people in Finley and surrounding communities taking part in a journey with cancer.

Cash prizes, raffles and light refreshments are on offer with lots of fun guaranteed.

The organisers would like to express their appreciation to Fred Braybon and staff at the Bowling Club for their assistance and the community for its support.

It has been reported that the amount of $10,400 has been raised by bingo over the past year and was gratefully received by CanAssist.


Dave Barclay, a former local who is now living in the Northern Territory, is seeking information on relatives of Dot and Kevin Bradbury and their daughter Kay who lived in the area in the late 1940s and 50s.

David has some photos believed to be of the Bradbury family which were given to him by the late Tess Fewtrell while researching his family tree and would like to return them to the family.

Your correspondent is happy to pass on any information and can be contacted on 0428 293 922.


Tai Chi will resume tomorrow and Friday at the Finley RS Club commencing at 9.30am.

Finley Tai Chi will be starting a new group for beginners or for those who have had a break due to travelling or recovering from injury or illness.

This group will start on Thursday, February 21 at 11.15am at the RS Club and all are most welcome to join in the fun.

For further information phone Veronica on 5883 4438 or 0413 678 389.


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