VIEW Club gets council updates straight from the source

Cobar VIEW Club president Margaret Potter with guest speaker Peter Vlatko and VIEW Club assistant secretary Anna Vlatko. Photo contributed

Cobar VIEW Club held their monthly luncheon meeting last Tuesday at the Empire Hotel with a good attendance of 26, which also included another new member.

On behalf of all the members, club president Margaret Potter extended her appreciation to Jean Poulter for her tremendous work in being the club’s publicity officer for the past 14 years.

Cobar Shire Council’s general manager Peter Vlatko was the meeting’s guest speaker.

Mr Vlatko spoke about a number of council issues including the progress with the new water treatment plant, council’s project to renew the footpaths around town and the Crime Prevention Committee.

Mr Vlatko urged people to contact the local police station and report any incidents of crime that have occurred around their neighbourhood.

He also explained what is happening from council’s point of view with the halt on free camping at the Newey. Mr Vlatko told members that council was following the lawful process to bring about a resolution of the situation.

The general manager said Cobar had been receiving some very adverse publicity from social media on the matter.

Mr Vlatko then took part in a question and answer session with members.

In general business a member praised local lady, Paige Wilson’s A Patch of Green story (which was recently published on social media and The Cobar Weekly), calling for people to look after their gardens to help make Cobar a good place to live.

Mrs Wilson’s sentiments were echoed by Mr Vlatko and applauded by all.

VIEW’s Fashion Parade Morning Tea to be held at the Empire Hotel Function room in early May was discussed in general business.

Further information about the day can be obtained from the club’s programme officer Brenda Coleman.

Kaye Saddler was the meeting’s raffle winner and Caroline Bowman won the lucky door prize.