40th Year Celebration Barbie, and Blayney locals are invited
Blayney Shire Council are inviting local residents, businesses and volunteer groups to join them for a community BBQ to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first council elections back in 1978.
The special event will be held on Thursday, 9 August from 12 noon to 2pm on the lawn in front of the Blayney Shire Council office in Adelaide Street.
There will be a free BBQ lunch and a commemorative cake cutting along with the opportunity to get to know the local council team and councillors. The event will also recognise past and present councillors and staff who have served the community.
“Through the power of Councils working in partnership with the community, our local government area has gone from strength to strength over the past 40 years in so many areas,” said Blayney Shire Mayor, Scott Ferguson.
Cr Ferguson said this milestone coincides with Local Government Week (30 July – 5 August) – an annual week across NSW to promote Council services.
“The 2018 Local Government Week theme is The Power of Community which supports the many achievements delivered by invaluable contributions of staff and Councillors throughout the first 40 years servicing Blayney Shire Council,” he said.
The first nine-member Blayney Shire Council was elected on 12 August 1978.
The elected councillors were EG Thompson, JE Adams, TH Johnson, GP Braddon, SJ Jones, JW Ashton, EM Jones, BD Colburt and JR Cowan.
The first Mayor, or President as was the title in those days, was Councillor E Thompson.
Currently, Blayney Shire Council has 7 councillors and employs about 90 staff across its operations.
If you would like to attend the free BBQ lunch on the lawn in front of Blayney Shire Council’s Office in Adelaide Street, please RSVP by calling 6368 2104.