Candy and Kelvin Jubb have come to love Goulburn in the eight years they have been here, but it is time to move on.
Kelvin, a driving instructor at the NSW Police Academy, has been transferred to Parkes where he will join the Highway Patrol. Next Monday, the removal trucks will arrive to pack and move their belongings to their new rental home.
“It is a much bigger move than when we came here from Inverell eight years ago,” Candy said.
“The kids are much older now and we have so many services that we need here.
“It was the support services we needed that attracted us to Goulburn and we will really miss the network of people, facilities and services here.”
Candy said they were really feeling they were part of the Goulburn community, being involved in several organisations and contributing to them, as well as receiving help from services for their children’s special needs.
“We are grateful to Goulburn for the leg-up it gave our family,” she said.
“Interestingly the Goulburn Post played a part in that. My first contact with locals was Brian Hill and Chris Gordon.
“They helped me find out who the support networks were and became great friends to our family. I reached out to them on Twitter and the rest is history.
“The move is a big upheaval for our family, with the kids having to fit into new schools and re establish themselves in a town, about half the size of Goulburn. Parkes also doesn’t have all the services we need.”
Their daughter Lucy, 18, who has just finished her HSC, will initially be with them in Parkes, but in a couple of months will move to stay with relatives while she attends university in Sydney.
Georgie, 12, will miss her friends from Bradfordville Public School as she starts her secondary education at Parkes High. Henry, 11, Austin, 9, and Charlie, who turned 9 on Monday, will all miss the council’s adventure playground equipment that they have used quite regularly. They will also miss the Goulburn cinema as Parkes has no such entertainment.
Candy has made contact with the schools and found out about the local camera club. Her interest in photography started when she was in Inverell, but it wasn’t until they moved to Goulburn she discovered her artistic talent.
She undertook a Diploma in Professional Photography through distance education, joined the Goulburn Camera Club and became a regular contributor to the Goulburn Post.
“I will miss the Goulburn Show and the photography section,” she said.
“I have to handover the show stuff this week to the Camera Club.”
Kell said he was nervous about stepping back into active policing.
“It will take a bit of getting used to,” he said. “I’ll miss my work colleagues in Goulburn and our friends here.”
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