Thursday, 19 May 2011

First peaceful protest (in honour of Betty Rea)

After we discovered council was thinking about selling Rea Lands Park, and that our questions about this were refused an airing at the last council meeting, we staged our first protest yesterday.

Dharma school students, who are studying Social Justice issues this term got to work making positive placards. They were all about the generosity of a past town elder who left us an incredible gift – land for public will.

The community and the media turned out with a glimpse from the sun. The message was simple – honour the late Betty Rea's gift to the community!

We would like to work with council to develop a food garden at Rea Lands Park, but first we need a guarantee that Betty Rea's generosity will be respected and celebrated.

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