Council Administrator Viv May will again reconnect with our village communities through a series of Village Visits planned from October through to December 2023. Bring your ideas to the table for what you want to see happen in your village and hear some of the great outcomes we’ve already achieved in partnership with village communities.
“Residents are eyes and ears on local issues for me and I welcome their suggestions as we work together to shape the future of our Shire,” the Administrator says. “It was in response to village communities telling me they felt unheard by the previous Council, at the time of my initial Visit Visits, that we appointed a Place Liaison Officer dedicated to listening to and addressing their concerns.”
As part of our on-going commitment to connecting with our villages, and working together to revitalise our Shire, Viv May will once again take part in Community Association Meetings across Wingecarribee.
“I’m very much looking forward to continuing our collaboration with village communities on the projects that matter most to them,” Mr May says. “As a result of reconnecting with the villages through these regular visits, we’ve been able to make a difference by partnering on projects that matter most to community members.”
Among recent collaborations was helping to find the funds needed to deliver a new hall for Penrose, supporting Wingello to rebuild after bushfires impacted visitation, and bringing defibrillators to village community halls/centres?. Giving the Tulip Time bulbs away to community members was another great suggestion from a community member.
“I’d like to encourage all community members to come along to these Village Visits and share your ideas and concerns with me,” Viv says.
Check our website for details of where you local Village Visit will be. Some sessions are still being confirmed with the villages involved. If you’re unable to attend on the date scheduled for your village, you can request to meet one-on-one with the Administrator.
Sessions as follows:
5 October Berrima Anglican Church Hall 4pm-5pm
10 October Robertson CTC 4pm-5pm
16 October Henrietta Room outside Bowral library 5pm-6pm
17 October (Mittagong) Renwick Community Centre meeting room 3, 6pm-6pm
19 October Bundanoon Soldiers Memorial Hall 6:30pm=7:30pm
20 October Yerinbool Community Hall 3pm-4pm
31 October Moss Vale Council Civic Centre 4pm-5pm
7 November Colo Vale Hall 5pm-6pm
9 November Hill Top Community Centre 6:30pm-7:30pm
6 November Balmoral Community Hall 5:30pm-6:30pm
20 November Burrawang General Store 6pm-7pm
23 November New Berrima 5pm-6pm
27 November Exeter 5pm-6pm
30 November Mittagong Senior Citizens Centre 5pm-6pm
14 December Penrose Community Hall 5:30pm-6:30pm
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