Maybury Peace Park: A permanent reminder of a community minded man
To honour the outstanding dedication of the late Jeff Maybury, a lovely ceremony was held yesterday to officially rename Peace Park to Maybury Peace Park.
Jeff’s family, friends and those who knew and valued him in the community gathered as Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent and Jeff’s wife, Pat unveiled the new ‘Maybury Peace Park’ sign.
Affectionately known as the Mayor of Weston, Jeff Maybury lived in Weston for 71 years and was such a fantastic community minded person.
He was the longest serving Cessnock City Councillor with an incredible 35 years of loyal service and just last week, posthumously received Local Government NSW Outstanding Service Award.
In addition to his commitment to Council, Jeff was also very active with the St Vincent de Paul Society, he was President of the Weston RSL Sub Branch and played an integral role in the Tidy Town movement. He was also named a Freeman of the City last year, which is the highest acclamation Cessnock City can bestow on its citizens.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this tribute to Jeff is very deserving. “Jeff dedicated much of his life to making our community a better place to live and was instrumental in the establishment and development of Peace Park, so this is truly fitting.”
Jeff’s wife Pat said Jeff would be humbled and proud Peace Park has been renamed Maybury Peace Park.
“For more than 25 years, Jeff worked hard to make Peace Park what it is today and I would like to thank all those who supported the renaming of the park.
“It would always give Jeff so much joy when he drove past and saw people using the park and I can only hope this continues,” added Pat.