On Thursday evening, the Bingara Shopfront will be open, giving residents the opportunity to meet candidates in Saturday’s Council election.
The ‘wine and cheese’ evening, which begins at 5pm, will be ostensibly to give business people and others who have not been able to visit the shop is working hours, however Bingara and District Vision 2020 members will use the function to bring voters and candidates together, and by doing so, show the candidates what the Vision 2020 group has achieved in the 12 years since the Council amalgamation.
The shopfront will be open from 10am to 4pm on Thursday and Friday, and all day on Saturday to coincide with the Council elections.
Ideas have been flooding in from visitors and from Bingara Central School civics class and the pre-school, but response from the local people has so far been disappointing.
“We need to stress that the outcome from the Vision process will determine our future direction; it will develop into a strategic plan which will drive many of the decisions,” Vision 2020 Vice President, Garry McDouall said.
“This is therefore the opportunity to participate. The shopfront has been designed, built and manned by a large number of volunteers.
“It is a great place to visit to reflect on our achievements, to be stimulated to new ideas, and to contribute,” Garry said.