I am extremely disappointed to see that we have six people standing as a group for this week’s council elections. To me, a group is a faction, and factions in politics bring with them dissension and trouble.
Our Parkes Council is one of the best in Australia, and I believe this is because it is non-political, being made up of individuals who work harmoniously together to further the best interests of all the residents of the shire.
Look around and see how many homes have solar panels in Parkes and the district, many due to the excellent scheme put in some years ago by Council to help residents buy these at a really good price.
See also our many excellent playing fields and our beautiful swimming pool.
Visit our amazing library which not only has an extensive range of books, but also a study centre for our university students, computers for use by us all, exhibitions of all kinds, book groups, story times for young children and so much more. Despite our current extremely wet weather, be grateful that our Council has upgraded our water and sewerage with a new grey water system to ensure that in the next drought our parks and playing fields will stay green without using our precious drinking water.
We are very lucky, so let’s keep it this way. There are excellent individuals standing for election. Let’s vote for them.