The Grenfell Record,
On Thursday 23 February, I received an invitation from the Tourism Department of the Council to attend the unveiling of the Grenfell Community curtain interpretative display board on Tuesday 27 February.
As a former longtime resident of Grenfell, I was delighted and honoured to receive an invitation however as it was only five days away and it takes two days to travel to Grenfell from my home in Port Macquarie, I reluctantly declined the invitation mainly because of the short notice.
My heart still belongs to the Grenfell district and I visit as often as possible but I am concerned that the Grenfell Council does not give sufficient consideration to tourists movements and take tourism seriously.
This event must have been planned months ago so to send out invitations so late tells me that they really don’t want visitors (tourists).
To the Editor,
For Purple Day 2018, coming up on March 26, Australians with epilepsy are encouraging friends, family members, colleagues and the wider community to become better informed about epilepsy to reduce the fear and misconceptions often associated with the condition.
Around 250,000 Australians are diagnosed with epilepsy, and more than 65 million people worldwide, making it the world’s most common serious brain disorder. More people have epilepsy than have Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy combined, however epilepsy remains poorly understood – and often feared – by much of the community. Epilepsy Action Australia has developed an extensive suite of online resources designed to increase understanding and awareness of epilepsy, including seizure first aid advice, with most material available free of charge on our website www.epilepsy.org.au.
Carol Ireland – CEO
Epilepsy Action Australia