Community Drop-in Sessions and Council Services Survey set to reconnect and engage after COVID-19 hiatus

Posted on July 01, 2022

Tell us all about it! Council's Drop-In Sessions and Services Survey seek community feedback

Meander Valley Council is inviting people to have their say and attend upcoming Community Drop-in Sessions being held in their neighbourhood.

Mayor Wayne Johnston said Council was looking forward to engaging with residents throughout the municipality.

“As we emerge from Covid-19, we are dusting off our community programs. We want to connect with the community we serve and hear people’s views on how Council can improve and focus services.”

“These sessions will allow people to have a cup of tea and a biscuit and sit down for a one on one chat with Councillors and Council staff.”

The first sessions will kick off this month at Carrick, Mole Creek, Hadspen and Weegena, with more to come in the following months.

As well as providing face to face feedback at the sessions, people can also complete a short survey about a range of Council services.

For those who can’t make the sessions, the survey will be available on Council’s website for the next three months.

General Manager John Jordan encouraged people to drop in anytime during the sessions.

“The sessions will be low key. People will be free to raise issues important to them and meet Councillors and staff. Being a drop-in style event, people can come and go as they please rather than feel they need to remain for the full two hours,” Mr Jordan said.

Mayor Johnston said Council would be providing key information on Council programs and activities and the upcoming local government election.

“We’ve all been somewhat isolated throughout the pandemic, but these events provide residents with the opportunity to engage with their elected members and learn more about local government before casting their vote in October.”

To view a full list of Community Drop-in Session events or to complete the Council Services Survey, click here