AS the year comes to an end and the festive season approaches I feel as though one thing is missing in this great city of ours.
In the Draft Community Strategic Plan and Delivery/Operational Plan for 2018/2019 – 2021/2022, Orange City Council allocated $25,000 to consider allocating funds for decorations to celebrate Christmas in the city.
This was stated in a report to council on May 15, 2018, and adopted by council on June 19, 2018.
A tree in a public place like Robertson Park, for example, would contribute to the strong community support for Christmas.
There’s currently wreaths on the poles up and down Summer Street, but the real attraction would be a community Christmas tree: a tree that brings the community together for the benefit of all.
A tree in a public place like Robertson Park, for example, would contribute to the strong community support for Christmas, as well as help the retail industry in Orange and put some pride back into the city.
It could be a community event, followed by a lighting ceremony right before Santa arrives.
Regional cities across NSW like Bathurst, Dubbo, Queanbeyan and Tamworth all have a large community Christmas tree in a public place to enjoy the spirit, that for some, is only felt this time of year.
Hopefully Orange City Council can spend the allocated $25,000 wisely.
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