Take a (better) seat at Hobartville

Hawkesbury Independent

You can now sit in style in a tiny and popular Hobartville park thanks to the efforts of resident Garry Cottle in getting three new picnic tables and seating.

Mr Cottle and a band of residents asked Council to upgrade the well-worn park furniture in Luttrell Street Reserve, but work was held up due to transport issues thanks to COVID-19.

“Unfortunately, the work was delayed and Mr Cottle came to my office for support, which I was happy to give him,” Macquarie MP Susan Templeman said.

“Council stated COVID had impacted the delivery of the material from Queensland, but work was finally completed at the end of the year – and it’s a great job … finished in time for summer!

“The new wood-look metal seats and tables are durable, attractive and easy to clean, and underneath the pergola – which Garry calls ‘Blue Poles’ – is the perfect spot on a hot summer’s day.

Mr Cottle expressed appreciation on behalf of the Hobartville community for the work in the park which is well used by locals and visitors alike.

“The restored tables and seats will be well used by one and all for many years to come,” he said.

It’s believed Mr Cottle now has his sights set on sprucing up the seats on the shop side of the street at Hobartville, and would also like to see ‘Blue Poles’ get a new lick of paint.

Main picture: Macquarie MP Susan Templeman and Hobartville resident Garry Cottle enjoy a soft drink at the new furniture under ‘Blue Poles’ – which is a “lovely space to unwind”.

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