Re­serve may get named

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

A RE­SERVE in Tregear may be named af­ter long-time com­mu­nity stal­wart Jim May­nard, who served in the area for more the 40 years.

The re­serve next to Tregear Public School, only known as Re­serve 856, was se­lected as it is close to the May­nards’ home and is the venue for the Tregear fes­ti­val, of which the late Mr May­nard was the found­ing mem­ber.

His daugh­ter Therese John­son said the de­ci­sion meant a lot to her and the whole fam­ily.

“He al­ways wanted to help ev­ery­body out and keep him­self busy. A lot of peo­ple knew him and re­spected him,” she said.

“He was my best friend – we did ev­ery­thing to­gether and I looked af­ter him right up to the end.”

My May­nard, who died last year, was a mem­ber of the Tregear Public School P & C for more than 40 years.

He served as pres­i­dent of the Tregear Fes­ti­val and pushed for the in­tro­duc­tion of Neigh­bour­hood Watch and Safety House pro­grams in the area.

Black­town Coun­cil has put for­ward the name change to the Ge­o­graph­i­cal Names Board for ap­proval.

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