Hello Future District Fun Day cancelled

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Western Bay’s three free whanau-friendly events have been cancelled as precautionary measures against COVID-19.

Following the Government’s latest update on cancelling public gatherings of 500-plus people, Western Bay of Plenty District Council has taken immediate steps to cancel its three Hello Future District Fun Day events.

Planned for Te Puke (27 March), Katikati (28 March) and Te Puna (3 April) the events were to feature fun fair-style activities, food stalls and movies.

Western Bay Mayor Garry Webber says, given the Government’s current guidelines, this precautionary measure is in the best interests of the community.

Council will consider running the free events at a later date during the Long Term Plan consultation phase.

However there is still opportunity for people to take part in Council’s engagement phase by hopping on the website where there are quick polls to fill out and background information on the key topics, including swimming pools, boat ramps, local halls, libraries, dog exercise areas and a new area for horse riding.

Council is giving away $100 grocery vouchers each day from Monday 23 March – Monday 6 April. To go into the daily draw people have to complete all quick polls. People can swipe yes or no to the questions and add any comments they wish.

Feedback from the polls will be used to help assess projects, activities and levels of service for consideration as part of Council’s Long Term Plan. The outcomes of that feedback will be shared with the community.

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