It was great to see a good attendance at the meeting held last week, including some local groups being represented. Remember you don’t have to be a business to come along to these meetings.
Inspector Adam Beard and Sargent Rod Buhr from Cowra Police Station attended and gave the meeting some interesting facts on what is happening around Canowindra and the State. There will be a new Police Officer stationed in Canowindra from October and it will be great to have someone stationed here in the town and police not having to travel from Cowra to attend to matters. He is a young man with a family and he will be welcomed upon his arrival.
The local Police will be concentrating on conducting an audit of firearms in the district, particularly in relation to the storage of firearms on properties. In addition, they suggested that if there is an event coming up which requires the closing of any roads and traffic management, then it is essential that the Police are involved in any discussions.
The biggest concern is for the continued safety of all those involved at the event.
Also in attendance at the meeting were Bradley Byrnes, the new General Manager of Cabonne, and Heather Nicholls, Director of Planning and Environment. Brad gave the meeting an overview of how he wanted to be involved with Canowindra. With community strategic plans being discussed at the moment, Canowindra needs to pull together to highlight what Canowindra needs for the next five years and what it wants. If you have some ideas, come along to the next meeting at the Canowindra Services Club on Wednesday 25th September.