Long Flat http://www.longflat.com.au Your Local Community Website Online Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:38:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Postmistress retires after 70 years of service http://www.longflat.com.au/community/postmistress-retires-after-70-years-of-service/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:38:51 +0000 http://www.longflat.com.au/?p=484 Kath Carey

Image Credit: Letitia Fitzpatrick – Wauchope Gazette

Everyone around Long Flat knows Kath Carey, and that’s why she’s gone on working for so long.  Kath has worked in the post office for 70 years, and has decided it’s time to retire.

“I have always liked the job and loved the contact with the people.  But I won’t miss the early mornings,” says Kath, who gets up before 5am and runs the post office from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Born in Taree, she came to Long Flat aged 12 with her parents, who took over the store, which included the post office.  As a teenager, READ MORE…

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Meet with Councillors and Council http://www.longflat.com.au/community/meet-with-councillors-and-council/ Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:26:11 +0000 http://www.longflat.com.au/?p=418 Thanks to Long Flat residents who took the time to meet with Councillors and Council executive staff last week as part of the ‘Engaging and Communicating  with our Community’ program.

The meeting at the Long Flat Community Centre saw a good turnout, with numerous questions of local interest being submitted, including the Small Town Sewerage Scheme and maintenance of local roads and community facilities. Council is committed to moving forward with the actions agreed at the meeting, and continues to welcome your feedback and questions.

To view the minutes from the meeting which includes answers to questions raised, visit pmhc.nsw.gov.au/communitymeetings.

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Hollis Family Tree http://www.longflat.com.au/community/hollis-family-tree/ Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:44:21 +0000 http://www.longflat.com.au/?p=414 Message:

Hi, I am updating the family tree of Newman Hollis 1816-1911, who lived in your area and still many relations still there. Sara Swanson from Wauchope did a tree in 1976. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I live in North Queensland but plan to come to Wauchope in May for research.

Cheers Liz


If you can help Liz out, please hit the contact page and I’ll forward the details to her.  Thanks.

The Long Flat Garage Sale Trail http://www.longflat.com.au/community/the-long-flat-garage-sale-trail/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:30:34 +0000 http://www.longflat.com.au/?p=411 Long Flat Garage Sale

June Rollan and Rhonda O’Brien are pictured getting ready for the sale earlier this week | photo credit: Fairfax Media via Wauchope Gazette.

LONG Flat community groups will be out in force for the Garage Sale Trail on Saturday, with the addition of two stalls put together by the Wauchope Hospital Volunteers group.

Eight other stalls are booked in for the sale, with funds raised to go to the Long Flat Community Centre’s activities.

The Wauchope Hospital is a district health facility, volunteers group president Roger Adams said, so it likes to include the Upper Hastings villages in its activities.

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Ellenborough Spring Ball 2014 http://www.longflat.com.au/community/ellenborough-spring-ball-2014/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:15:56 +0000 http://www.longflat.com.au/?p=408 Ellenborough Spring Ball

Packed to the rafters: The glamorous crowd at the Ellenborough Spring Ball | photo credit: Fairfax Media via Wauchope Gazette.

The second annual black tie Ellenborough Spring Ball was held on Saturday, October 18 at the Ellenborough hall.

The idea for the ball was conceived by Long Flat P&C members Leanne Coombes and Vanessa Crowley with the view to hosting an old-time event ‘like we had back in the day’, complete with dances such as Pride of Erin, Gypsy Tap and barn dances as well as some modern music to accommodate all ages.

The event has proved to be very popular with all funds raised from ticket sales going back to the Long Flat Public School P&C.

The crowd was entertained this year by local band “Gotcha Covered”.

The event drew a crowd of locals as well as visitors from Wauchope, Wingham, Comboyne, Byabarra and Beechwood who came to dance the night away.

The best dressed male was awarded to Dean Broderick with the best dressed female award going to Larissa Hardcastle.

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New Look! http://www.longflat.com.au/community/new-look/ Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:53:53 +0000 http://www.longflat.com.au/?p=401 Long Flat Panorama - Wamsley's Hill

Long Flat Panorama– Wamsley’s Hill – photo credit: Beppie K via photopin cc

Hi all

Long Flat’s Community Website has been given an update and a refresh.  Today I installed a new theme which give better viewing, via larger text, wider dimensions, and works on all mobile devices.  I hope you like it… let me know.

Thank you