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What you want changed in the Clarence Valley

WHAT would you like to change about the Clarence Valley?

We asked that question of our Facebook readers are received an overwhelming response.

Plenty of good ideas were put forward.

From that list we then created a top 10 of things that “really, really need to change” in the Valley.

The list included better mental health services, better toilets, an end to flooding and more affordable accommodation, and they prompted plenty more comments.

Here are just some of them:

Brittany Paul: More options to study at the TAFE campus. There is barely anything offered.

Vicki Eggins: An aquatic centre, decent park for kids and families, PCYC, better use of the river, like a boardwalk along it.

Yolanda N Annalee McCann: You need to do something for the teenagers as there’s nothing there for them and the night life for adults, more entertainment.

Dean Cribb: Grafton really needs a PCYC club.

Regina Mcgee Burke: I think we need a drop in centre for the local youth where there is lots of resources and a referral centre for help with not only mental health but accommodation.

Micah Middelbosch: So sick of the negative vibes yes we need many things but DEX why not ask what makes Grafton great look at positives. I do agree a PCYC would be great and needs to happen.

Michael Wainwright: I’ve always thought that tap water and grumpy checkout chicks were right up there as pressing issues holding our society back.

Linda Miles: Jobs, better infrastructure, better use of our gorgeous river, maybe more festivals, more for kids and teenagers, a more forward thinking council.

Robert Irwin: I find it amazing that the same issue were aired in public meetings 50 years ago. Check your archives Examiner.

Chris Ward: I’d be happy JUST to get a job in town rather than constantly being rejected for jobs I could do in my sleep

Nicki McLeod: For the police to catch, and charge the idiots hooning their cars around Fry St nearly every night. It’s disgraceful.

Shayla Small: Simple. A better mental health place such as headspace for teens and anyone who needs help.



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