1 May 2019
ANZAC Day 2019 was an important day for not only our community but for every community across Australia. A Councillor was present at every ANZAC Day memorial held last week in recognition of the importance of ANZAC Day to every resident. Council acknowledges the significance of the RSL Sub-branches in our local government area and thanks them for their dedication to organising memorials.Special mention to a school leader from Kearsley Public School, Zaria Webber who spoke at the Cessnock service on ‘what ANZAC Day means to me.’ The connection with the younger generations is so important to the future of ANZAC Day. The support of the Girl Guides at a number of services is appreciated by our community. Lest we forget.
Youth Week 2019 has now come to an end. It was wonderful to be able to attend a number of events and see our young people enjoying themselves. A particular highlight was witnessing young people at the Create with Power Tools event at Bunnings Cessnock. This workshop was a great demonstration of the importance of partnerships for community events. Youth Week 2019 was made possible by such partnerships.Thank you to all the community organisations and groups for contributing to this important community event. It certainly made for lots of options for our young people over the school holiday period.
Stomp Festival 2019 was also a great success seeing not only tourists but locals enjoying everything this wonderful region has to offer. It is quite amazing to have our main street packed with the Hunter’s best wineries, breweries and distilleries. The music and market stalls bringing to life our main street offering something for everyone. Well done to the Cessnock Chamber of Commerce. This event now in its fourth year and is only getting better.
Council was excited to announce Millfield will have its own skate park. A workshop is being held today at the Millfield Community Hall from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The predesign workshop is a forum for residents to share their own ideas and assist in the design process. It would be great to see young people getting along and sharing their ideas.
Congratulations to Mount View High School who is one of seven schools nationally, to be chosen to participate in an exciting Entrepreneurial Learning in Action program. This year the program will teach 21 of our young people the skills and help develop the attributes, needed to solve real world agricultural problems using an entrepreneurial mindset. It will be a great pleasure to attend the program launch next week.