Padthaway Primary School students visit council meeting

VISIT: Padthaway Primary School students Matilda Rothe, Kiele Longbottom, Mason Hancock, Emily Fretwell and Brad Hayes with mayor Graham Excell.
VISIT: Padthaway Primary School students Matilda Rothe, Kiele Longbottom, Mason Hancock, Emily Fretwell and Brad Hayes with mayor Graham Excell.

Padthaway Primary School students visited the Tatiara District Council meeting held in Padthaway on Tuesday afternoon.

The council opened its doors to the school so that students were able to see how a council meeting works and it also allowed students to raise some pressing matters in the town with councillors.

The huge wattle bush near the school driveway was of major concern to the students as it obstructs the view of oncoming traffic. The safety of the school bus drivers and students is of concern as the bush continues to grow.

A new drain was also suggested for between the sporting complex and the netball court fence. The students said it gets quite boggy through there during the wetter months.

The tennis courts were also a hot topic with students concerned that they are in poor condition and not able to be used.

The condition of the community hall was also questioned as karate lessons have started there and some students have been getting splinters from the floor.

The council’s manager of technical services Surya Prakash gave some insight to the students on what council was doing to address the issues raised, promising staff would see what can be done to resolve the matters.

Mayor Graham Excell thanked the students for their visit and welcomed them for afternoon tea before they left.