Have your say on 2020 Scone Cup holiday arrangements

THE Upper Hunter Shire community is being invited to have their say on holiday arrangements for the 2020 Scone Cup.

They can do so by completing a short online surveyor by making a written submission.

Holiday arrangements for the Scone Cup are determined by the NSW Minister for Industrial Relations.

The options for Scone Cup Day 2020 are:

No holiday arrangements;

A local event day where no penalty rates apply unless agreed at an individual workplace level; or

A part day public holiday from noon to 6pm which would reduce the burden on local businesses particularly those in hospitality; or

A half day public holiday from noon (as in previous years).

The survey asks respondents to choose their preferred holiday arrangements for the 2020 Scone Cup.

In previous surveys most respondents have supported a half day public holiday on the Friday of the Scone Cup.

Based on community views the holiday arrangements have applied to Aberdeen, Blandford, Bunnan, Ellerston, Gundy, Moonan Brook, Murrurundi, Parkville, Scone, Rouchel, Timor and Wingen.

The holiday arrangements have not applied to the Merriwa and Cassilis districts.

A survey is on Council's website under Hot Topics or you can provide a written submission to the General Manager by emailing council@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au , post to PO Box 208 Scone NSW 2337 or dropping it into any Council office.

Submissions close December 24 2019.

The Scone Cup Race Day will be held Friday May 15 2020 at Scone Race Club.