Western Bay Mayor hails road trip

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Western Bay Mayor Ross Paterson.
Western Bay Mayor Ross Paterson.

Western Bay Mayor Ross Paterson says two weeks on the road talking to the people of the Western Bay has been a great experience.

Councillors and staff took a 1960s Bedford school bus around 17 destinations in the district during the last two weeks of July.

Twenty-three staff, 12 councillors and 10 community board members hit the road - travelling nearly 1000km and chatting with more than 1500 people.

Mr Paterson said he learned more about what issues were important to people.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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