The Cessnock Advertiser's Letters to the Editor: January 27, 2021


The Heffernan and Jobson families would like to extend to the Cessnock, Millfield and neighbouring areas a very heartfelt thankyou and our gratitude to all for your kindness, thoughts and prayers during an exceedingly difficult time for our families.

Trent Heffernan was tragically taken from us on November 29th, 2020 and leaves behind a loving wife Kirsty and three children Beau, Will and Matilda.

The family have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support shown to them by the community, local businesses, friends and neighbours. The wonderful support from teachers, friends and pupils of St. Patrick's school in Cessnock has been exceptional.

A very big thank you must go to Tracey and Steve of the Ellalong Hotel and all those involved in organizing a wonderful benefit evening for Kirsty and her children. The donations all came from local businesses and were truly amazing and very generous.

Trent was well-known in the Cessnock community for his involvement in the local sporting clubs and especially known throughout the building trades. Trent's strong work ethic, a larrikin with a huge smile and big personality endeared him to many. He will be sadly missed. Thank you to everyone.

Beverly Jobson, on behalf of the Heffernan and Jobson families


I hope everyone had a great festive season in spite of the coronavirus. I am sure everyone is happy with the present the Cessnock Council gave us - the suburb signage of course. At least now visitors can identify better the suburbs and hopefully roads to avoid in our fair city.

Every day I drive over some of the worst roads I have encountered anywhere. The intersection of Mitchell Avenue and Government Road at Weston is disgraceful and has been since I moved here nine years ago. I then travel along Sawyers Gully Road and must look like a drunk driver as I dodge the potholes through the full length of the road. Then there is Camp Road at Greta. What a track. Just as you enter the town. Indeed the Old Maitland Road has developed some massive potholes now.

I am sure people have many more examples, but it has now gotten to a dangerous state and the council needs to urgently address the situation. I believe it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident that can be attributed to the state of the road that will leave us, the ratepayer, liable for the inability of our council to maintain our roads.

Time for action, councillors. It is an election year, again, after all.

Glenn Jones, Weston

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