Public Urged to Make Submissions
The Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP) 2012 – 2022 is now open for public submissions. After nearly 10 years of lobbying the Council to allocate funds to community sport and recreation facilities in Thames, funding has finally been included in the draft plan. The support of the Thames Community Board has been instrumental in reaching this milestone.
Inclusion of the projects in the draft 10 year plan doesn’t mean they are a done deal. It is a “draft” plan so it is subject to Council approval in April 2012. Prior to that, Council needs to elicit feedback from the public. If there’s sufficient public support for the plan, then funding for the sport and recreation projects is likely to stay in the plan. If more submissions against than for the projects are received, then they will undoubtedly be scrapped.
If you support Council funding more and better sport and recreation facilities in Thames, please make a submission to the draft long term plan. The submission process is quick and easy. You can pick up a copy of the Summary plan and submission form from any TCDC office or download it from the Council website. All you need to do is to write you name, contact details, and signature on the front of the submission form then tick the box on the back page. Next to bullet point 2 “Increase Services as Follows: build new sports facilities in Thames and Mercury Bay (funded locally)?”, tick the YES box. It’s that easy to make a difference in your community!
Lastly, please spread the word to your like-minded family, friends, colleagues, and associates. The reality is that it’s a numbers game. We need to overwhelm the Council with votes “for” the projects. We have one last chance to show the level of support for better community sport and recreation facilities in Thames and make it happen – finally.