Call for South to show strength in adversity
Thursday, 21st March, 2013
The planned closure of the Coles store could be good for South Broken Hill, according to the Chairman of the Patton Village Community and Business Association.
The group is holding its annual general meeting at 6.30 tonight at the South Hotel and is encouraging anyone concerned about the future of the South to come along.
Chairman Jason King has been vocal about the need to revitalise the South since the association's formation in 2010.
Mr King said the association needed "new blood" to cope with challenges such as the closure of the area's only supermarket.
"We can't rely on anyone else to take care of our community for us," he said.
"The impending Coles closure and new shopping centre development on the other side of town can be turned into a positive for the South, but only if we take appropriate action to ensure alternative forms of community and economic activity continue in the precinct."
Mr King said that new members would only need to attend one meeting a month and contribute a few hours of their time.
"There are lots of ways to get involved in Patton Village and there are always opportunities to continue to make small but significant changes in our community," he said.
"Anyone who is passionate about South Broken Hill, is prepared to attend one meeting per month and can contribute a few hours here and there should come along to the meeting.
"Some of the achievements of the PVCBA so far include developing a Patton Village logo, postcards, street banners and painted poles, several community events, and the recent Summer Vibes film festival."
Anyone who would like to get involved in helping the South but who can't make it to the meeting may contact Mr King on 0414 917 793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org