Numerol­ogy and ba­bies course adds up for some, city in­sists

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS - Chloe Fraser

The City of Kwinana has de­fended its de­ci­sion to a host a Numerol­ogy and Your Baby event af­ter it copped crit­i­cism on­line last week.

The Kwinana Pub­lic Li­brary has al­lo­cated $ 200 to host­ing ex­pe­ri­enced nu­merol­o­gist Jeanne Prosser, who will run an event aimed at teach­ing par­ents more about their ba­bies’ fu­ture through the power of num­bers.

De­spite com­men­tary on so­cial me­dia la­belling the event as a “waste of ratepay­ers money”, the City de­fended its de­ci­sion to sub­sidise the event.

In a state­ment, the City said it of­fered a va­ri­ety of cour­ses, in an at­tempt to cater for the com­mu­nity’s di­verse in­ter­ests, cul­tures, lan­guages and as­pi­ra­tions.

“Whilst we are host­ing the event, we do not en­dorse any con­cepts on of­fer,” it said. “We are sim­ply pro­vid­ing ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion, for those who are in­ter­ested.

“Not ev­ery course or work­shop will suit ev­ery mem­ber of our com­mu­nity, and peo­ple are free to at­tend or not at­tend cour­ses as they wish.

“We be­lieve that good qual­ity li­brary ser­vices al­low the in­di­vid­ual the op­por­tu­nity to en­counter free­dom of ex­pres­sion, un­in­hib­ited ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion and ex­po­sure to a range of op­por­tu­ni­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences.”

Ac­cord­ing to the City, a no­ti­fi­ca­tion about the event was sent to res­i­dents via the City’s email data­base, with no com­plaints or con­cerns re­ceived.

The state­ment also said the City would take on board the re­sponse from the work­shop, its de­trac­tors and its at­ten­dees, and would re­view com­mu­nity in­ter­est.

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