Coun­cil a vi­tal tool

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Monto Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil plays a vi­tal role for many of the area’s char­ity groups.

Com­mu­nity needs were ser­viced through the coun­cil act­ing as an agency for or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Cen­tre­link and Meals on Wheels. Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer and cen­tre man­agerKevin Fox said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was seek­ing vol­un­teers for re­cep­tion and de­vel­op­ment of pro­grams for dis­abled peo­ple and youth.

“Two such pro­grams are Bobby Jacks (art and craft) and rock­a­bil­ity, a per­form­ing arts group for both able-bod­ied and dis­abled peo­ple,” Mr Fox said.

“Jac­qui Hamil­ton is our ru­ral youth co-or­di­na­tor for young peo­ple at risk of home­less­ness and other so­cial is­sues.

“Kathy O’Sul­li­van pro­vides as­sis­tance to Jac­qui with the chil­dren’s play­group.”

Mr Fox is also the chair of the North Bur­nett Com­mu­nity Ser­viceNet­work, which is a net­work of com­mu­nity ser­vice groups through­out the North Bur­nett. The net­work pre­vi­ously had monthly meet­ings but due to State Govern­ment fund­ing cuts, it now meets quar­terly, with the next meet­ing in July.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

COM­MU­NITY SER­VICE: Penny Stock­well and Kevin Fox from Monto Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil are proud to im­prove the lives of the town's res­i­dents.

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