Councillor remembered as Freeman of the City

Cessnock City Council has honoured the late Councillor Jeffrey Maybury by supporting his nomination for Freeman of the City at the ordinary council meeting on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

Cessnock City Council has honoured the late Councillor Jeffrey Maybury by supporting his nomination for Freeman of the City at the ordinary council meeting on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

Councillor Jeffrey Maybury dedicated a lifetime of service to his community, serving Cessnock City Council for more than 34 years.  

A resident in the Weston and Abermain area for 71 years, he worked tirelessly to support his community by offering his time and leadership, contributing more than 15,000 hours of his own time to achieve the Weston Heritage and Tidy Town Committee’s outcomes.  

He served as president of the Weston RSL Sub Branch and was committed to supporting the St Vincent De Paul organisation as president on two occasions.  

“I had the honour of working alongside Councillor Maybury for 16 years and his passion for his community was paramount,” Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent said.  

“His depth of local knowledge and fierce community spirit lives on through his projects and the organisations he helped to support.”  

“Freeman of the City is an honour fitting for his breadth and depth of service to our community.”  

Cr Maybury saw many projects he supported come to fruition over the years including the construction of the Multipurpose Centre and restoration of old Council chambers at Greta.  

He was also a long-time advocate for the general maintenance and improvement of Chinamans Hollow/ Peace Park at Weston and Miller Park at Branxton, and was instrumental in the walkway between North Rothbury and Branxton.  

An official ceremony will be held in his honour, details will be released shortly.  

Cr Maybury is survived by his wife of 50 years Pat and children Karen and Justin.

18 March 2016