• Tony Bosworth

People Not Parties to hold Q&A sessions to listen to residents in lead up to council elections

Updated: Aug 3

Beginning this coming month, independent candidate group, People Not Parties (PNP), will be holding online Q&A sessions so residents can ask questions about the upcoming council elections and also put forward their wish lists and ideas.

Cllr Mary Lyons-Buckett - "we want to hear from you"

“The best way to represent people is to know just what people want, need, like, or have issues about,” says current Deputy Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett who is heading the PNP team of independent candidates.

The Zoom sessions will be on Monday nights throughout August, beginning on the 16th.

“We want to hear from you,” says Cllr Lyons-Buckett.

“If you have questions or comments about any local issues – including rates, pump out, roads, waste, even the future you’d like to see for the Hawkesbury – you can get online and ask them at the Q&A sessions,” she says.

“I had scheduled them ready for the September election,” Cllr Lyons-Buckett said this morning, “but as I consider input from the community to be so important I am proceeding now as the feedback will be beneficial in refining our platform for the election.”

The Q & A sessions are:

  • Monday 16 August 7.30pm: Rates and Services

  • Monday 23 August 7.30pm: Development and Infrastructure

  • Monday 30 August 7.30pm: Visions for the Future.

To receive a Zoom invitation to join the first Q&A, send a private Facebook message to the PNP page here with your:



Email address to receive the Zoom invitation.

Local council elections were to be held on September 4, but because of COVID restrictions they have now been moved by the state government to December 4.

There are 12 seats on Hawkesbury Council, currently held by a mix of Independents, Greens, Labor and Liberal councillors.

“Our team will be announced over the coming weeks pending more information about the new key dates for the December 4 election,” Cllr Lyons-Buckett said.

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