There’s nothing quite like a challenge to the status quo to prompt action and gather a crowd, uniting individuals together for a common cause. Recently in Mount Colah, locals rallied to oppose further development proposed in the area, and a petition circulated to stop a bank from decommissioning the ATM at Mount Colah shops which saves people a trip to Hornsby or Berowra. Mount Colah’s people power resulted in decision-makers sitting up and taking notice, and the local ATM has been saved, for the time being
As mentioned in earlier Monthly Chronicle columns, Friends of Mount Colah (FOMC) formed following concerns about some locals feeling isolated and distressed. Our members and meeting attendees include residents, business owners, and representatives from organisations and groups in the local area. Arising out of a serious issue, FOMC strives to facilitate and organise positive opportunities in Mount Colah for people to mingle and be proud of our community where the bush meets the city.
We promote ‘buying local’ and supporting local businesses now, to prevent having to fight for their survival down the track. We help tidy up our streets and parks to make Mount Colah beautiful through participating in Clean Up Australia Day. We co-host social events for young and old with local businesses and groups, like the 2016 Mother’s Day National Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser with Mount Colah Pizzeria. We’ve got ideas to pursue exciting initiatives in Mount Colah like erecting a community noticeboard and starting a mobile lending library of books close to our commuter and shopping hub.
Get involved in your local community – contact FOMC if you’d like to be kept in the loop or have any great ideas to keep Mount Colah awesome.
If you’d like to find out more about Friends of Mount Colah, send us an email at email@example.com or Facebook us at: Friends of Mount Colah