1. Home
2018 Councillors’ Cuppas wrap up in Ebor

2018 Councillors’ Cuppas wrap up in Ebor

The 2018 series of Councillors’ Cuppas, taking Armidale Regional Council’s elected members to centres throughout the region, will wrap up for the year with a forum in Ebor this Sunday.

The new initiative has included information sessions in many centres in 2018: Wollomombi, Tingha, Hillgrove, Boorolong and Ben Lomond.

This weekend’s event will be held at Ebor Public School at 4pm-5.30pm.

Ebor Local Area Committee Chair Shantel Brauer said management of traffic speed for vehicles passing through the village and maintenance of public spaces were likely to be two leading issues at the forum.

Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray said: “The Cuppas are a fantastic, informal setting for members of the community to get to know the councillors and raise issues that are important to residents.”

Each Councillors’ Cuppa includes a free barbecue by Council.

Councillor Murray said there had been some great conversations at each of the Cuppas held so far, identifying priorities for the host centres.

“Residents can raise issues as a group or there is opportunity to speak one-on-on with councillors or senior staff, over a cuppa and a bite to eat,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to getting out to other centres in the first half of 2019.”


Latest stories


Guyra main street 3950
Contractor engaged for Guyra fuel tank removal
A contractor has been engaged to remove or rehabilitate disused fuel tanks beneath the Guyra main street and it will soon be clear how their management will affect an upgrade of the town’s central business district, according to Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray.
Cookes Road roadworks cropped
Cookes Road restrictions eased for Christmas
A section of roadworks on Armidale’s Cookes Road, currently being upgraded in preparation for an adjacent subdivision, will be partially reopened late next week to avoid disruptions to motorists during the Christmas Break.
Armidale Folk Museum
Times are a changin’ for folk museum
Armidale Folk Museum is changing its opening hours from this Monday to encourage more lunchtime visitors.
VIC award
Attendance spike for Armidale visitor centre
Armidale’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC) has enjoyed a sharp increase in patronage in 2018, as travellers and locals seek more guidance from the service.
Curious Creatures banner cropped
Curious creatures flourish this summer
Curious young readers can embark on wonderful voyages of discovery as Armidale War Memorial Library participates in a national Summer Reading Club.
International Volunteers Day recipient Cancer Team
Volunteers honoured for international celebration
Everybody’s life is touched and enhanced by the contributions of volunteers, according to speakers at an Armidale event to celebrate International Volunteers Day (IVD) 2018.
AM_Tomato Glasshouse Development 017 low res
A fruitful focus on horticultural expansion
A $67 million expansion of the Costa Group’s glasshouse tomato production at Guyra has been welcomed by Council as an exciting further step in realising the region’s potential as a horticultural hub.
Jane Davies_Adam Marshall MP_Peter Fleming
International Volunteer Day
The Armidale Volunteer Referral Service will be presenting Certificates of Appreciation for International Volunteer Day to nominated volunteers at a brunch being held in the Armidale Town Hall on 5 December.
Old Court House
Council urges NSW Government to gift old Armidale Courthouse to community
Armidale Regional Council is urging the NSW Government to reconsider their plan to sell the old Armidale Courthouse and retain ownership of the building for the Armidale community.
Senior Sport Stars
World Cup hockey hero wins regional sport award
Hockey stalwart Keith Ellis has claimed the top senior prize at this year’s New England Sports Awards last week. Keith was presented with the 2AD New England Trophies Senior Sports Star Award, after playing in the Australian team that triumphed at this year’s Over 75 men’s World Cup.