Targa High Country 2021 returns to Tolmie

Saturday 6th February sees the return of Targa High Country 2021 through Tolmie.  As a result the Mansfield-Whitfield Road will be closed in sections from 10.28am to 5.28pm.

The Mansfield-Whitfield Road will be CLOSED –

  • between Stevensons Road (Bridge Creek) & Spring Creek Road (Tolmie) from 10.28am – 5.28pm
  • Tatong-Tolmie Road (Tolmie) & Bakery Lane (Whitfield) from 10.43am – 5.13pm

Residents and visitors should note that during the road closure period, all residents along the TARGA stages will have good access to police, fire and ambulance services thanks to their involvement in the event.  Should any emergency arise simply dial the normal emergency phone number 000.

Download detailed road closure information – TARGA2021

For further information contact the Targa office on (03) 6144 9500, email info@targa.com.au or visit the Targa website.

Tolmie Christmas Twilight Market is on

After the cancellation of the Antique Fair in April and the September Farmers’ market due to COVID-19, Tolmieites can once again gather for the annual Christmas Twilight Market.  Starting at 4.30pm on Saturday 19th December, and held under the shady trees at the Tolmie Sportsground, the evening is an enjoyable event for all.

This year will see stalls of local food, wine and exciting artisans from all around the district.  Santa is going to again make an appearance and the MAD orchestra will be there singing all your favourite Christmas carols (& maybe some that aren’t!!).

Additional stallholders are always welcome and further information can be obtained by contacting Marg Attley on 0400 256 035.  If you can lend a hand from 9am on the day to help set up, that would be greatly appreciated by the organisers.

Let’s get together to help celebrate the festive season and show the strong community spirit that Tolmie has.

COVID protocols will be adhered to.

Fire Restrictions Commence

The Fire Danger Period will commence on the following dates for Wangaratta, Benalla and Mansfield local government areas.

Monday 30th November 2020 at 1am for Wangaratta and Benalla Shires

Monday 7th December 2020 at 1am for Mansfield Shire.

The Fire Danger Period typically remains in place until the fire danger lessens, which could be as late as May 2021.

For further details about what you can & can’t do during the Fire Danger Period visit – www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can

2021 Tolmie Sports has been cancelled

In a decision that has not been made lightly, the Committee of the Tolmie Sports Association Inc has announced the cancellation of the 2021 Tolmie Sports Day.  As a result of the mandatory restrictions, the dynamics and the uncertainty involved as a result of the advent and ongoing threat of COVID-19, along with the subsequent health & safety impact and risks to the Tolmie Sports Committee, the Sports Volunteers, all Sports participants, including athletes, vendors, stallholders, displayers, sponsors etc, the Tolmie Community, and by extension the wider community this decision was made at the Sports Association meeting on Tuesday night.

They have advised that all relevant personnel involved with the planning and running of the Sports will be contacted and informed before the end of October.

The committee is now looking forward to planning the 2022 Tolmie Sports and as always, thank everyone involved for your ongoing and loyal support in these most dynamic and challenging of times.

Sports Association AGM to be held via email

The Tolmie Sports Association has announced that due to COVID-19 restrictions, their Annual General Meeting for 2020 will now be held via email only.   Scheduled for Tuesday 22nd September at 7.00pm, all members of the community are encouraged to attend.  Those wishing to participate must provide their email address to the Secretary Meg Allan (roballan@hotkey.net.au) prior to the 22nd September.  You will then be registered as attending the meeting and will have the opportunity to receive and participate in all communications on the evening.

Should members have any queries or issues they wish to have raised at the meeting, these must be received by the Secretary via email roballan@hotkey.net.au, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date.

Should members of the community have any queries they are encouraged to contact Meg on 5776 2178.