FINALLY the source of bewilderment for thousands of locals (and informed visitors) has been resolved.
The big question of 2018 was what could possibly be more of a disaster in civic decision making than the CBD ‘revitalisation’ of the Lithgow CBD, particularly in and around the Cook Plaza? Our recently deposed Mayor Stephen Lesslie had publicly joined the chorus of criticism that has accompanied the big money, er, project. He described it as Council’s ‘second worst decision in 50 years’. Cr Lesslie has revealed the answer - he sees the worst decision of Council in 50 years as (drum roll) the total privatisation of Council cleaning services replacing Council day labour.
Think the smart money will still be on your number two choice. Any more takers for embarrassing civic decisions?
Worse is to come
YOU have to feel sorry for footy superstar Greg Inglis. When he was pinged by the local Highway Patrol while the evidence of a big night out still lingered on his breath it was just the start of his problems. Straight away a little double jeopardy that wouldn’t bother we mere mortals when the NRL removed his shiny new Kangaroo captaincy. But the biggest challenge is yet to come when he faces the inevitable media pack outside Lithgow Court next month and cops all those dumb questions so familiar to TV viewers. ‘How do you feel Greg?’
That’s real punishment.
Led the way
A recent death notice in the Lithgow Mercury would have meant little to anyone qualifying as a ‘mature age’ reader. Vince Mulcahy who died at his retirement home on the Central Coast was the first superintendent when the Lithgow Olympic Pool opened in the early 1960s. Vince ran a tight ship and introduced measures that since that time have continued Lithgow’s enviable reputation for the quality of its facilities. He continued in the role until handing the reins to his offsider Les Drury. Vince enjoyed a long retirement and was in his 100th year.