Still time for local community ideas

August 8, 2016

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.