Welcome mat to be put out for new residents

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Shire events liaison officer Susanne Peet has helped to organise the event, which will be held at Tall Timbers on October 15.
Camera IconManjimup Shire events liaison officer Susanne Peet has helped to organise the event, which will be held at Tall Timbers on October 15. Credit: Holly Thompson

A dinner aimed at helping those new to the area get to know the rest of the community has been organised by the Manjimup Shire Council for October 15.

Shire president Paul Omodei said the idea had first been brought up by a resident, who had suggested a new resident event would be a great opportunity to connect people to like-minded people, businesses and community groups.

“The suggestion came up at council and it was agreed to investigate how a new resident event or events could best be implemented,” he said.

“The collaborative model was devised as an interesting way to engage new residents to the shire, as well as support our local businesses and community organisations.”

He said the plan was for the event to become biannual.

“The plan is to have one in spring and one at the end of summer,” Cr Omodei said.

“This first event will be held as a trial to gauge response and turn out and if there is support from organisations and business, dinners such as this could be held in each town twice a year.”

The Manjimup Chamber of Commerce, Manjimup Property Management Services and the Shire of Manjimup will all be represented at the evening.

About 20 people are expected to attend. The event will be held at Tall Timbers from 6pm.

For more information contact the council on 9771 7712.

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