Rates hike hits pensioner

Willow Grove pensioner Barbara Needham says an increased rates notice, indicating that her property has jumped $40,000 in value, will put pressure on her financially.

A Willow Grove pensioner believes she will be eventually forced out of her home after receiving a supplementary rates notice indicating her property had increased in value by $40,000. Barbara Needham, 80, believes Baw Baw Shire Council issued the notice

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Support for super Saige

Angie Dawson with her children, six-year-old Saige and four-year-old Inica.

Willow Grove Duck Inn and the Willow Grove community went all out recently to help raise money for vital medical equipment to help improve the wellbeing of super courageous, six-year-old Saige Butterworth. Saige, an inspirational little girl from Warragul is

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Honours for volunteers

Samantha Taylor and Andrew Balfour celebrate their awards.

A volunteer who has worked tirelessly to “build and maintain a dynamic community” was named Baw Baw Shire’s citizen of the year last night. Andrew Balfour of Willow Grove was announced citizen of the year at the shire’s Australia Day

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