MidCoast Council has announced a series of ‘Community Meetings’ to be held between 19 April and 16 May across the Council Area.
- The presentation will be structured around:
- Customer Service.
- The Call Centre.
- How Council is working to improve information to the community.
- The appointment of a new General Manager.
- The ‘potential’ office relocation to the Master’s site.
- Improvements to the road network.
- The Delivery and Operational Plans.
Last year’s extravaganzas’, which lasted around two hours, were a solo performance by the slick Glenn Handford and were generally very poorly attended. In a number of locations there were nearly as many Councillors and Staff as community. At what cost was that …..Ouch!
We understand this year’s shows will star the Acting GM, Steve Embry, and, while not exactly a singing dancing salesman or a show pony, it is expected he might gee up marquee appeal. Mr Embry may share the stage (and the limelight) with some other MidCoast Council Directors joining the cast.
Most shows are on after work starting at 6pm and people will have a reasonable chance of attending, with the exception of Forster, where that show starts at 9am. Surely some people work in Forster? Or is Council expecting Forster fans to toe the line and do as they’ve been told by former GM Handford?
On a serious note, this is your real opportunity to attend and ask some serious questions and to voice your opinions and concerns. If you want changes at Council, you have to provide the context and the direction.
Enjoy the Show!
The schedule is:
Taree Council Chambers
Wednesday 18 April – 6pm
Halliday’s Point, Blackhead SLSC
Thursday 19 April – 6pm
Old Bar, Club Old Bar
Monday 23 April – 6pm
Wingham Services Club
Monday 30 April – 6pm
Forster Council Chambers
Tuesday 1 May – 9am
Tea Gardens, Baptist Church
Monday 7 May – 6pm
Gloucester, Senior Citizens Centre
Wednesday 9 May – 5.30pm
Bulahdelah, School of Arts
Thursday 10 May – 6pm
Harrington, Function Centre
Monday 14 May – 6pm
Stroud, School of Arts
Wednesday 16 May – 6pm