Council hears from community

COMMUNITY MEETINGS: Elliston mayor Malcolm Hancock said the community forums helped to bring the community and council closer together.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS: Elliston mayor Malcolm Hancock said the community forums helped to bring the community and council closer together.

The Elliston District Council's third and final meet and greet evening for the year was hosted at Lock last month.

The event was well attended, with about 90 people taking the opportunity to meet with elected members, the council's new chief executive officer Geoff Sheridan and his wife Chris, as well as staff representatives.

The meet and greet events were an initiative of mayor Malcolm Hancock and he was pleased with how they went.

"I have really enjoyed hosting the meet and greets and firmly believe they have helped to bring council and the community closer," he said.

"Confirmation of community pride and passion for the future of our district was very evident in the ambiance at each event."

Those who attended the meet and greet evenings were encouraged to ask councillors and staff questions about issues relevant to their community.

Topics touched on included speed limits in townships, roadside vegetation and the council's communication with the community.

The council has responded through newsletter updates and said it would continue to investigate and communicate on those community queries that required further research.

Mr Hancock said he was thankful to all those who attended the meet and greet events and said he hoped the evenings would become annual.

The council would like to thank the Lock Hotel for hosting the meet and greet and for the meals provided on the night.