2001 – ‘The Seymour We Want’ Community Action Planwas produced as a result of community meetings. This document highlighted future directions for local action and provided a vision to create ‘The Seymour We Want’.
2005 – ‘Seymour 2015’ Community Planwas published in May as a result of further community consultation. This expanded and detailed document provided a further vision for community development in the Seymour area. It listed concrete goals and targets for community and government action.
2005 - 'What’s Happening Seymour & Surrounds’community events e-newsletter commences. This free e-newsletter promotes local community events and publishes relevant community information.
2006 - First ‘Volunteer Expo’held to acknowledge volunteers and promote local volunteer organisations. The Volunteer Expo has now become incorporated into the Seymour Show.
2008 - First edition of the TSWW ‘Seymour Community Directory’published in March, providing information about a range of local services and groups.
2009 - Second edition of TSWW ‘Seymour Community Directory’published in September, providing a much expanded listing of services and groups. There are over 150 local community, recreation, sporting and church groups in the Seymour area!
2010 - The 'What’s Happening' e-newsletterhas over local 300 subscribers: including voluntary groups, service providers, businesses, media and individuals.
2010 - The Seymour We Want websitegoes live, providing an online version of the ‘Seymour Community Directory’ and ‘Seymour 2015’ Community Plan to the community
2010 - Federal Election Candidates’ Forumheld in August 2010 in association with Seymour Business and Tourism and Seymour U3A
2010 - State Election Candidates’ Forumheld in November 2010 in association with Seymour Business and Tourism and Seymour U3A
2011 - The Seymour We Love StickerLaunch of the promotion.
2011 - The Seymour We Want is on FACEBOOKseeking interactive comment on Seymour issues and ideas
2011 - Launch of the Bright Ideasinitiative for updating our community action plan
2012 - Public forumheld in April to develop a new edition of the Seymour Community Plan
2012 - Local Government Election Candidates' Forumheld in October in association with Seymour Business and Tourism and Seymour U3A.
2012 - Launch of the updated Community Planencompassed in the Bright Ideas call to action project.
2013 - Facebookoffers additional community information about events from Seymour and it's surrounds and community information.
2013 - Printable Community DirectoryLaunches a printable and downloadable edition of it's Community Directory
2013 - www.seymourvictoria.com.auLaunches a new visitor information website.
2014 - Held Three Electoral Forums (Federal, State & Local Government)Had Candidates from all levels meet with locals
2015 - BZE - Beyond Zero EmissionsThree sustainability workshops in conjuction with BEAM & U3A
WHAT ELSE HAVE WE DONE
TSWW has supported a range of local community groups and activities such as:
- The development of the Seymour University of the Third Age (U3A) through facilitating, connecting and networking.
- Writing letters of support, e.g., for the All Abilities Playground, Tastes of the Goulburn
- Writing funding applications, e.g., assisted Kings Park Committee of Management, SpArt
- Hosting the ‘Great Seymour Quiz’ in partnership with the Seymour and District Historical Society. All funds raised for the Society.
- Providing Seymour Business and Tourism with practical assistance
- Organising tree planting days and nature walks in conjunction with the Mitchell Shire Council
- Organising Volunteer Expos
- Seymour Public Art, a sub-committee of Seymour and District Art Society, benefited from funding by TSWW
- Providing a variety of speakers and public forum sessions for local issues such as transport, the local economy, education, tourism, volunteering and the environment
- In conjunction with Theatrical Amateurs Players Inc, arranging a community opera
- Volunteering at the ‘Tastes of the Goulburn’ Festival
- Participating in ‘Clean Up Australia Day’
- Working towards beautification of areas of Seymour
- Networking by regularly publishing a “What’s Happening” e-newsletter
- Created a website promoting Seymour and what is available
- Candidates Forums in both State and Federal elections, to give the local community access to consider who they wish to support in the voting process
- Practical assistance to the Seymour & District Flood Fund for Charlton, Victoria
ONGOING PROJECTS - Monitoring and updating community information.
- TSWW website - incorporating the ‘Seymour Community Directory’ and the ‘Seymour 2015 and Bright Ideas’ Community Plan
- Facebook page - using social media as another method for promoting community engagement
- "What's Happening" fortnightly e-newsletter - for easy assess to events and activities in Seymour and Surrounds
- www.seymourvictoria.com.au - a visitor information website.
PROJECTS FOR 2013
- Ongoing Development of our Facebook page for community engagement for Seymour and Surrounds.
- ‘Seymour Community Directory’ creation of a downloadable and printable version while continuing to seek funding to print a Third Edition - the hardcopy edition for people without online access.
- Development of the website www.seymourvictoria.com.au - a visitor information website.