Our local council doesn't hold many events at all. They have things like volunteer training, and workshops, but that's about it. Other groups, like art galleries, and the museum , may hold events in Council buildings, but it's nothing to do with Council. The biggest event in our area is the annual Show. It is held on Council land, but is run by the Royal Agricultural Society, not the Council. We have lots of festivals in our area, especially since we are so close to the mountains and wineries, but these are run by other groups. Even our own little town has a festival, held on Council owned football oval, but organised by a group of people with no association to Council. Thank goodness Council does not try to take credit for any of it. We try to go to as many local events as we can. It's a good way for the community to come together. My husband is on the committee that organises the local Country Show. I don't see much of him for two weeks while he is setting it up, and afterwards while he is helping to pull it down. I should be working there again this year, as our Lions club always has a presence there in some capacity.
Ours does, as it is the Largest in N.S.W..
We don't do much in that respect, as I find it hard to walk much now for more than 10 mins. It's wonderful for all the people who live around the area, and the Council really do their best, I think also they have the funds to do it.
Our local council seems to do a lot in terms of putting things on for the community. We have a week of different events which usually consists of concerts for kids, a parade, comedy nights, different "foodie" things, etc. It's great for the community, especially the kids. This year, we had The Wiggles come out. Needless to say, parents and children turned out in droves. It was a lot of fun.
Since amalgamation happened I don't see anywhere near as many events as I used to. A lot of the local Christmas events got rolled into one, for instance. It's a bit sad because the aged and the parents with young families now have more of a struggle to get to events. Thank heaven for a few little community groups who still do a bit. I hate crowds so I don't bother with them.
public transport would mean a walk to catch a bus to the train station, to get to next train station. for some events nowadays we also have to have an opal card
which since it has been introduced have not used public transport of any kind.