OPINION

Locals supporting council: Letter

Cabonne Council called a meeting for people of Canowindra on November 13. The meeting was well attended for those interested in planning the future of our lovely country town.

For maintaining and improving our assets and for a united effort, council, listening to residents ideas to encourage tourism and make Canowindra a more special and attractive town.

We have the heritage listing only one of two streets in the seven towns of Cabonne shire, and the Belubula river flats, always green in times of drought, both need attention and some forward planning as they are unique, and quite special, as is the Age of fishes museum.

Supporting council is very important for us all, we who live here.

Young parents, busy and happily settled and our youth, namely senior school pupils need to have their input too and hopefully many more will attend future meetings, and help us all as we work together and support our council and businesses, farmers, our youth to encourage all residents and visitors, to make Canowindra viable and attractive for future generations.

Nola Meggitt

Thanking volunteers

Thursday, December 5 is International Volunteer Day - a day to celebrate the contributions Australians are making in 26 developing countries in the region.

More than 15,000 of us have packed our bags and headed off in support of incredible organisations overseas. In farewelling our own communities, we've supported communities in developing countries to achieve their goals. Today we say thanks to all volunteers: for what they give and for what they bring home.

Jacinta Harford, Returned Australian Volunteer Network

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