Council takes reins to connect with our village communities

Armidale Regional Council

Santa’s reindeer visited schools in Ebor and Wollomombi, as part of a reindeer tour, organised as part of Council’s goal to connect more frequently with the village communities.

The Armidale Regional Council Mayor, Sam Coupland, said frequent engagement with the village communities is important for building the relationship between Council and the communities.

“Our villages of Ebor and Wollomombi have a very active local area committee and strong pride in their community. It is important for Council to connect regularly to have a greater understanding of their priorities,” said Mayor Coupland.

“We’ve recently had some wonderful opportunities to connect with the launch of the Waterfall Way in Wollomombi and the reindeer tour. We think it’s important to engage regularly and we’ll continue to seek these opportunities,” said the Mayor.

Chandler Public School Principal and teacher, Mrs Linda Frizzell is passionate about her village community of Wollomombi and said visits like the reindeer directly support their main goal to engage the children in connection.

“For years one of their main goals is to connect the children with as many things as we can. It’s great to see the engagement with Council as we need to keep local pride in our small communities,” said Linda.

“We live in a village and it’s a team effort. Our community has come up with projects such as, renewing the beautiful parklands, refurbishing the public toilets and creating a street library to be attached to the community hall. They all build pride in our community,” said Linda.

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