The Goodwood Oval Reference Group held its first meeting in 2013 being formed after the Council, due to legislative change, was no longer able to provide the support that it had to the Goodwood Oval Advisory Group. The group had met 4 times each year since its first meeting in 1996. The original group was formed after the consultation regarding parking issues at that time. Council also supported an Unley Oval Advisory Group and a Fullarton Park Advisory Group at that time. Both of these were disbanded quite a few years ago. The purpose of the group was for resident representatives to meet with nominees from each of the four user groups (tennis, hockey, cricket and football) to share information and concerns. I have enjoyed my role as an elected member on this committee. At the meeting last week the group decided that it was no longer serving the intended purpose and held its final meeting. This group was finding it hard to get a united front from resident volunteers and that new communication via social media by the clubs directly to residents was now more easily attained. The new clubrooms, as they progress, may engender the need for a new group with a different purpose.
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