Is anybody out there?

Jane Smith

Forum –

On June 25, I penned a letter to suspended councillor, Jane Smith, about her new group, Friends of Democracy, which was launched with the aim of giving the community an opportunity to have a say.

What about those of us who, by choice, don’t have the internet and email?

How do we have a say?

It seems Ms Smith does not have a postal address, PO Box number or phone number, only website or email.

I’m not sure where I should send my letter.

The Council probably isn’t an option because she is suspended, so I hope the Chronicle can pass it along and raise this issue.

Prior to the amalgamation, Wyong Council was always helpful in answering questions.

Since the merger, I’ve had no responses.

For example, in June 2020, I heard that a BMX bike track had been created in Sutton Reserve, with damage to and removal of vegetation.

The reserve is managed by the Council, so I wrote stating my concern.

I received no response.

In March 2021, I phoned the Council to ask who I should contact for some information from the 1950s.

I was on hold for so long, I gave up waiting and wrote to the Council on March 26 with my question.

I have had no response.

The amalgamation should never have happened!

The community should not be held responsible for the Council’s financial mess.

We need to de-merge to return to some sort of normality.

I would appreciate a response.

Email, July 1
Gina Sutton, Bateau Bay

1 Comment on "Is anybody out there?"

  1. Hello Gina, Thank you for your letter. You are right – I should be providing contact details for those not on email. The future of our Council and region is such an important conversation that we all need to have – everybody needs to be a part of that. Postal address for Central Coast Friends of Democracy is PO Box 106 Terrigal 2260.

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