It’s one of the highlights of the Council’s meeting agenda. Each year senior student representatives from Molong, Yeoval and Canowindra Central Schools get to address Cabonne Councillors. Amid the thank you’s and wish lists there is always a strong message to Council on what is on the mind of students as far as community facilities and needs are concerned. The state of the roads usually gets a run – but this year it was a range of issues, and the Councillors were genuinely impressed.
From Canowindra Central School, Tim Middleton and Emily Price praised support given to Youth Week activities, the new filtered water bubbler in the park and the skate park. On the wish list are much needed gym facilities for the sports minded community, refurbishment of the basketball courts and repairs to the footpaths they travel on to and from school. With only months until the next Annual Show, the showground could also do with new toilets – to avoid costly hire of temporary ones for big events.
From Molong, Ellie Bryce and Liam Bridge raised the public toilet issue again – seeking improvements to the dark unappealing facilities. From Yeoval, Courtney Cusack and Darby Tremain pleaded for some form of public transport in the school holidays to take students to Orange and / or Dubbo. It became clear that kids without licences or wheels can feel stranded in the town. So there you are – the kids have spoken. Cut this out and pin it on the wall.
By Paul Mullins – Molong Express