Community Recognition Statement - Senior Constable Paul Matts
Community Recognition Statement delivered in the Fifty-Seventh Parliament of New South Wales by the Member for Barwon Roy Butler on 4 February 2020.
I recognise in the House Senior Constable Paul Matts of Burren Junction. When Paul Matts moved to Burren Junction to become the local policeman he was blown away by the kindness and generosity of the community.
From invitations to dinner, helpful removalists and big waves from the local kids, Burren welcomed him warmly to the community.
To repay Burren for being so welcoming Paul in December organised a family fun day for the town.
The purpose of the event was twofold: to say thank you and to help people take people's minds off the drought.
Paul moved heaven and earth to put on an afternoon and evening of entertainment—from slip'n'slides, to movies, a visit from Santa and a raffle for a family holiday. Burren had it all, thanks to Paul.
For that afternoon, the town put the drought to the back of their minds, came together and had a good time.
I went along and saw all the smiling faces on the kids who were having a great time. I was a really good afternoon.
On behalf of Burren Junction, Thank you, Senior Constable Paul Matts.