Care about Colyton? Join the team

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Council is calling on Colyton residents to celebrate what they love about their neighbourhood and work together on ideas to make it better.

At the moment, Team Colyton is just an idea- what Team Colyton looks like and how it will work is up to the community to decide when it meets in August.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said the plan was for Team Colyton to bring together people who care about Colyton, including residents, teachers, business owners, representatives from local church, community and sporting groups. The purpose is to work together for a better place for all, if you have lived in Colyton all your life or moved there recently you're welcome. 

"We're calling on interested Colyton residents to come to the launch on Saturday August 15," Cr Fowler said.

"You'll hear more about how to get involved and join the team, and we'll put on some good food and have a celebration to kick off Team Colyton".

"Team Colyton will build on the things people love about Colyton and work together on the things people would like to see improved because sometimes older suburbs like Colyton don't get a fair go."

The group is open to all Colyton residents and community representatives and will meet regularly to identify and take action on things that are important to local people. 

Council's Neighbourhood Renewal Team will coordinate Team Colyton in its first year with support from a range of local community service providers.

"Our Neighbourhood Renewal team has already worked with the Colyton community to deliver park upgrades and community fun days and is excited about the passion and enthusiasm of local residents and businesses," Cr Fowler said.

Find out more at the community launch - Saturday 15 August, 2-4pm, Colyton Neighbourhood Centre. For more information call Lila Kennelly on 4732 8141.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 6 August 2015.