According to the Wingham Chronicle,it was standing room only at the Wingham Bowling Club on Sunday, August 11 at a public meeting held for the community to express their concerns about the damage done graves at the Bight Cemetery under MidCoast Council's Monument Risk Assessment Program, and for council to address the public.

The meeting was chaired by Mave Richardson OAM, and addressing the meeting were Tim Crossley, representing the concerned citizens in the Blight of the Bight Facebook Group, and MidCoast Council's general manager Adrian Panuccio and director, liveable communities Paul de Szell. Also in attendance were Mayor David West and Councillors Peter Epov and Kathryn Bell, and MidCoast Council's manager of community spaces, recreation and trade Dan Aldridge.

The meeting was presented with a  list of 15 desired outcomes to council, to which the response was that council has no "significant objections" to anything on the list, and that many of the things listed were part of what they were already looking at doing. The full list of desired outcomes can be found on the Blight of the Bight Facebook page.

A request from the floor came that an addition to the desired outcomes be the beautification of The Bight Cemetery with the replacement of trees and fences.

The general feeling at the conclusion of the meeting was that something had been achieved.

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