Our new Manly Talks panel discussions are set up to explore the issues that matter to you.
So far our panels have discussed what makes a suburban village a great place to be, and how to improve and extend our local cycleways. We've had great community interest and terrific feedback.
There has been a tremendous change over the last 18 months in the way people and families engage, connect and use their local suburban villages. We believe that now is a great time for us to understand what makes a great community village and start building plans to turn each of the villages across the Manly Ward into vibrant community hubs.
This could be as simple as adding planter boxes and bike racks through to more ambitious plans to improve the cycle pathways to connect the local schools with their villages, allowing children and families to safely cycle to key destination points.
We have proposed upgrading the cycleways between the Balgowlah North Primary school and the North Balgowlah village and between Balgowlah Heights Primary School and the Balgowlah Heights village as case studies. If successful the idea could be tolled out to other Northern Beaches villages and schools.. We're delighted with the enthusiastic support for this concept from the community and respective P&C’s.
Video of the cycling discussion here.
Candy Bingham, Deputy Mayor & Manly Ward Councillor on Northern Beaches Council. Background in marketing, public relations and community engagement. Author of five business books. Former Lady Mayoress of Sydney. Aka Candy Tymson.