Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Community meeting Jan 11, 2010

As mentioned in a previous post, there was a get together of locals last night to discuss a few ideas for Eudlo and how we might get them started and out into the community.

There are a number of things happening in Eudlo already and we looked at how we might start linking them together and create opportunities for people to meet.

We already have;
A Town Hall association and the lovely Town Hall itself
Transition Town Eudlo
The Tennis Club
The Old Mill Site
Recreational grounds (skate park and play equipment)
The Eudlo Markets
The Rural Fire Service
Local shops - the General Store, hairdresser, beautician and Sweetheart's Cafe
Local Primary School and it's P&C
The Post Office
The Pony Club
The Bike Club
Numberous B&Bs and lots of other home businesses
and Chenrezig Buddhist Institute

We talked about how we might start contributing to Council's Town Planning process, how we could create a Vision and Plan for Eudlo, and ways we could share information and communicate better with each other.

Most importantly, we also talked about how we could retain the character and heritage of Eudlo, the things we love most about it, the reasons we moved here in the first place.

So outcomes were;
looking at how we can create a 'get to know your neighbours' area at the next markets
Setting up a facebook page for Eudlo Village so people can stay up to date with what's happening
and setting up a follow up meeting

For Transition Town Eudlo it's the start of the Energy Descent Action Planning process and we also identified some opportunities for how we might get the Eudlo Food Co-operative up and running.

We'll also hopefully have a talking tent at next markets in March and we might look at having family film nights in the Town Hall too.

And the idea of Eudlo being Carbon Neutral by 2020 was floated too...

Sonya Wallace
Transition Town Eudlo

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