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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 21st 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 22, 2009 MB NEWS Neighbour Day check ANYONE thinking of holding a street party or community event for the seventh annual Neighbour Day on Sunday, March 29, should contact their council now. That's the message from Neighbour Day founder Andrew Heslop who warns some municipal bodies have detailed appli- cation and planning requirements which need to be con- sidered. ''It's great to know many councils and shires have really embraced Neighbour Day by developing official street party kits to make it easy for residents to apply to temporarily close their street,'' Mr Heslop said. ''But not every street can be closed and that's why it's important to find out today what is possible in your area.'' Since Neighbour Day began many local government bodies have made available free barbecues, portable coffee machines, cricket sets and other games to encourage neighbours to get together on the last Sunday in March. ''These initiatives have turned Neighbour Day into a great celebration of community, ultimately bringing people together simply to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for helping to make our street or town a great place to live,'' he said. Founded in Melbourne in 2003 following the eventual discovery of the lonely death of an elderly woman, Neighbour Day has grown from a simple idea in a letter to the editor of a Melbourne newspaper to be an annual celebration endorsed by neigh- bours, community leaders and local, state and federal politicians from every party. Steps are in place for it to become an official UN Observance Day which could lead to an International Year of Neighbour- liness being declared following ratification by the UN General Assembly. For more information visit www.neighbourday.org BRIEFLY Chance to be a DJ VEGA 95.3fm's Summer Road Trip is heading for Sydney Markets, Flemington, on Friday to give locals a chance to be heard on radio, request a song and win great prizes. Disc jockey Chris North will run the show from 9am to noon. Residents will be able to see how a radio station operates and will be able to request a song. Plenty of prizes will be up for grabs including CD packs, T-shirts, lollies and balloons. For more on the Summer Road Trip visit www.vega953.com.au Tread the top courts ASPIRING tennis stars will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Pat Rafter this Sunday -- literally. Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre is having a free open day which will allow players of all ages and abilities to experience the rush of competing on courts usually played on by the tennis greats. From 9am to 1pm guests will be able to experience the full range of programs and services at the tennis centre's 15 external courts and world- class grounds. Visit www.sydneyolympicpark .com.au or call 9714 7888. Pollies rock on to Cave NICK Cave's All Tomorrow's Parties at Cockatoo Island wasn't just a hot ticket for music fans, it was quite popular among the political elite too. Spotted in the Nick Cave moshpit was a leather jacket-clad Strathfield State Labor MP and Minister assisting the Minister for the Arts Virginia Judge. And just a few metres away Federal Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull cut a very non-rock figure in chambray shirt and tan slacks, although wife Lucy was dressed very similarly to Ms Judge and was having a bit of a dance. STRATHFIELD Council our Community news Please note Council is in recess. Council and Committee Meetings will recommence in February 2009. Business papers for Council and Committee meetings are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, libraries and website www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au from the Saturday prior to each meeting. Council Meetings First Tuesday of the month Second Tuesday of the month Third Tuesday of the month (As required) Meeting Ordinary Council at 7pm Planning Committee at 6pm Environmental Committee Social Committee Economic Committee Venue Council Chambers 65 Homebush Road Strathfield Iron Bark Meeting Room Strathfield Library and Information Centre 65-67 Rochester Street Homebush For further details of meeting times and locations contact Council's Governance department on 9748 9930 council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 p) 9748 9999 f) 9764 1034 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 e) email@example.com w) www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2021348i iww wk30 STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Strathfield Park, Homebush Road, Strathfield Commencing from 8am: Indigenous Welcome Ceremony Flag Raising Ceremony Welcome by Mayor, Cr Keith Kwon Australia Day Ambassador War wick Nowland Presentation of Australia Day Awards Citizenship Ceremony Wild Aussies Show Thong Throwing Competition Australia Day Events MOVIES IN THE PARK Saturday 24 January 8pm FREE High School Musical 2 (Rated G) Strathfield Park Rotunda What's On Cr Keith Kwon, Mayor Mayor's message The first major community event of the year will be held on Monday 26 January to celebrate Australia Day. I encourage community members to come along and join in the celebration at Strathfield Park from 8am. There will be something for everyone including live entertainment by "Wild Aussies", children's activities and a free barbecue breakfast kindly provided by AJ Bush and Sons, cooked by volunteers from the Strathfield SES. Additionally there will be a Citizenship Ceremony featuring Australia Day Ambassador and Superbike World Champion, Warwick Nowland and the announcement of Strathfield's Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year awards. Wishing you the very best for Australia Day 2009. Council is hosting two events to celebrate the welcoming in of 'The Year of the Ox' and is encouraging community members to participate and come along to one of the following events: Chinese New Year Tuesday 27 January 10am-12.30pm FREE Homebush West Shopping Precinct -- Traditional Lion dance and firecrackers Lunar New Year Saturday 7 February 10am-3.30pm FREE The Boulevarde Strathfield Town Centre -- stalls, rides, animal farm and entertainment Celebrating 'The Year Of The Ox' In Strathfield Australia Day Ambassador Warwick Nowland Would you like to have your say about what services Council delivers? Then why not consider joining the Community Consultation Panel and share your feedback by completing a couple of surveys a year. Your opinion is important to us. Sur veys can be delivered by post (reply paid at no cost to you) or via email. For further information on how to join the panel contact Council on 9748 9999. Community Consultation Panel
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