Councillor's criticism: Plains residents ‘spread rumours’

A LIVERPOOL Plains councillor has taken a swipe at residents for spreading “rumour and innuendo” about council’s operations.

Councillor Andrew Laurie is urging the shire’s ratepayers to get more involved with their local council to ensure community debate is informed.

“Councillors often receive feedback of rumour and innuendo that does the rounds in the community regarding council business and operations that is often ill-founded and ill-informed,” he said.

“Yet people don’t avail themselves of the opportunity to be part of the democratic process, to attend meetings and to be part of community debate.

“This is disappointing and, along with my fellow councillors, I’d encourage them to take the opportunity and participate rather than sitting on the sidelines criticising.”

Liverpool Plains Shire Council will hold its next meeting at the Willow Tree Community Hall on Wednesday, May 28 from 2.30pm.

The council is required to hold at least one meeting a year outside its council chambers in Quirindi.

“Council’s last meeting away from chambers was held at Werris Creek and a number of residents took the opportunity to address council with issues of importance to them,” Cr Laurie said.

“Along with my fellow councillors, I hope Willow Tree and district residents will take this opportunity to do likewise.”

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