Clare Hopkins, Bangalow
As a resident and active participant in the Bangalow community I am highly disappointed with the 144-page Draft Bangalow Village Plan.
What of any initiative or plans for social inclusion?
Around the world it’s being recognised as absolutely vital for our health and well-being in every way. But I saw no mention of any facilities for children, teenagers, elders or people with disability that did not involve commercialism.
An innovative plan for the future could be imagining what we might provide for our teenagers.
A funky, low-cost council-funded/community renovation of the derelict station building could provide a youth space and be a place for community groups to meet. There could be a myriad of creative ideas here.
We finally got our skate park – just imagine if it were connected by the rail trail or a path back to the station building?
What about a community garden where young and old could take pride in working and learning together? Cross-pollination in a whole new way.