Last week I attended a community meeting at the Gravelly Beach Fire Station which was very well attended. These meetings are a great opportunity for residents to meet councillors and bring up items of concern. I congratulate the organisors for putting this together - there's always a far better response when the community arranges this rather than a council facilitated meeting - they usually get poor attendances as everyone thinks that council is trying to sell something! So if your area wants to meet with some councilors - organise it and I will be there!
There's often lots of small issues - ones we weren't even aware of - and this type of forum can achieve a lot - very quickly. Generally the issues fall into one of these categories:
Of course I'm always available to meet over specific issues - just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the next 3 months council will be working on the budget for 2016/17. This is complex balancing act to: