It is quite significant for Canowindra that Cheryl Newsom, a relatively newcomer to the town, and one of the 14 candidates contesting the 12 seats on the 2017 – 2020 Council, was one of the 7 councillors, elected on first preferences.
Too often with local government elections, the re-cycling of locals is noted sometimes, as an un-desirable syndrome. More pertinent to this 2017 election, is the acclaim that Canowindra now has 4 Councillors on the 12 seat Cabonne Council.
It is regrettable that so many Canowindra people “sat on their hands”, as did Blayney Shire Council, during the anti-amalgamation
campaign run primarily and to the credit, of Molong.
People quiet obviously do not appreciate the fact that had amalgamation taken place, Cabonne Shire (that was) would have had only two seats on the Orange Super Council of 12 as would Blayney Shire (that was). Thus Blayney Shire Council and Cabonne Shire Council residents would have had only four seats between them, on the new super Orange Council, of 12.
Yours very sincerely,