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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 11th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 12, 2009 MB NEWS Burwood Mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook unveils the mosaic in Burwood Park. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY ~PP252589 Designing women IN celebration of International Women's Day, a group of volunteers created a mosaic which was unveiled by Burwood mayor Lesley Furneaux-Cook. This year's theme across NSW was Women and Education. With that in mind more than 30 local women put their heads together to create a masterpiece titled the Learning and Life Tree. On Monday Cr Furneaux-Cook uncovered the creative mosaic, which took one month to complete, outside the community hall in Burwood Park. ''As the first woman mayor of Burwood I am very honoured to be here today to unveil the International Woman's Day project of 2009,'' Cr Furneaux-Cook said. ''I think the mosaic is wonderful. It is really vibrant and colourful. I love that it has the Burwood memorial arch integrated into the design. It is also good to see that it will become part of the park and on display for everyone, not stuck in a gallery.'' Mosaic designer and artist Susanna Mills said the mosaic represented a cross-section of culture, growth or coming of age, bearing of fruit, beauty and education. ''It was a really powerful experience, we achieved what would normally take, on a piece that size, four months, but with the extra pairs of hands we did it in just one month,'' Mills said. The volunteers participated in workshops where they developed skills in cutting, learned about mosaic and came up with symbols for the piece. Charity Soccer Match A mayoral minute was unanimously passed at the 3 March Council Meeting that Council support a charity soccer match to be held in April with proceeds to be donated to the Strathfield SES. Further details will be announced closer to the event. Pedestrian Safety Campaign Council together with the Local Government Road Safety Program has launched the Watch Out -- Cars About campaign to promote pedestrian safety in our community. The campaign will include a billboard and targeted posters at Strathfield Station. In addition posters will be distributed to shops and schools in the Strathfield community. Learner Driver Workshop Council, in conjunction with the RTA, will host a free two-hour workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers at the Bates Street Community Centre on 17 March from 6.30--8.30pm. The workshop will provide information about supervising learner drivers, completing the learner driver log book and understanding the benefits of supervised on road driving experience. STRATHFIELD Council our Community news council chambers: 65 Homebush Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135 P: 9748 9999 F: 9764 1034 postal address: PO Box 120, Strathfield NSW 2135 business hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday STRATHFIELD COUNCIL Mayor's message WHAT'S ON Strathfield Symphony Concert 15 March From 2.30pm Strathfield Town Hall - FREE Refreshments provided Seniors Luncheon 18 March From 11.30am Strathfield Town Hall - FREE Bookings essential E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2041572k wk37 Recently Council participated in Clean Up Australia Day and with the help of Homebush Saiva School, 7 community groups and over 100 participants collected a total of 420kg of rubbish. Council is hosting a number of events to celebrate Seniors Week from 15-22 March including a free Seniors Luncheon with live entertainment at the Strathfield Town Hall on 18 March. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and appreciation to local Seniors for the contributions they make to our community through areas such as volunteering, education, the environment and business mentoring just to name a few. Seniors Week is a positive initiative that provides a wonderful opportunity for seniors in our community to join together in celebration and reflect on their past and present achievements. Additionally I encourage Seniors in our community to come along and participate and be part of this important week -- celebrating you. Cr Keith Kwon Mayor of Strathfield First Tuesday of the month -- Council Meeting Second Tuesday of the month -- Planning Committee Third Tuesday of the month -- Committee meeting as required Council meetings are held at 7pm in the Council Chambers, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield. Planning Committee meetings are held at 6pm at Strathfield Library and Information Centre, 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush. Meeting business papers are available from Council's Customer Service Centre, Library and website on the Saturday prior to each meeting. A Mayoral afternoon tea was recently held for Strathfield residents Enid Sung (centre left) and Alexander Patrulescu (centre right) and their families in recognition of the gold medals they won at the 2009 Youth Olympic Festival. Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 2112014i iww wk37 Shopping made easy .... You can find all you need at Burwood Plaza Centre Trading Hours Monday 9am-5.30pm Tuesday 9am-5.30pm Wednesday 9am-5.30pm Thursday 9am-9.00pm Friday 9am-5.30pm Saturday 9am-5.00pm Sunday 10am-4.00pm NOW OPEN LUNCH SPECIAL Starts from $9 BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Phone: 9764 3888 (*Valid until end of March 2009) OPEN 7 DAYS Dine In or Take away Fully Licensed Building 4, Dawn Fraser Ave, Sydney Olympic Park (next door to Commonwealth Bank) GRAND OPENING SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT OFF DINNER BOOKINGS
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