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Suffolk Park Progress Association president Donald Maughan (left) and vice president Patsy Brosnan invite locals to celebrate at tonight’s AGM (Tuesday, December 13). Photo supplied

The Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA) will tonight celebrate its great achievement this year, ensuring the handover of the Beech Drive sports field, playground and community garden to Byron Shire Council.

Vice president Patsy Brosnan drove the Save Our Park campaign. In just a few weeks, the public pressure it created forced education minister Adrian Piccoli to take the land off auction, where it was estimated to sell for $5 million, and hand it instead to the council for public use in perpetuity for a sum of just $900,000.

Tonight the group will celebrate the victory with drinks and nibbles at Suffolk Park Hall at 7pm, followed by its AGM.

Ms Brosnan said the group welcomes people ‘who would like to become more involved in improving our village.’

You can become a paid-up member on the night: single $10, concession $5, family/couple $15.


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