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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 18th 2009
10 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 19, 2009 MB NEWS Heaven-sent respite Bernadette Kadry cooks all her own meals at the FRANS Respite House. AMANDA HOH THE invaluable and sup- portive FRANS Respite House at Croydon was of- ficially opened last week. FRANS, the Family Re- source and Network Sup- port, is an Inner West organ- isation for people with disabilities, their families and carers. Disability Services Minis- ter Paul Lynch paid tribute at the opening to the ex- panding services the Res- pite House continues to of- fer. Classes for carers, day programs, community ac- tivities and overnight stays for people with disabilities are provided in a safe and secure environment. Mr Lynch said the part- nership between FRANS and the Department of Age- ing, Disability and Home Care (DADHC) was helping to build a more flexible and responsive system. The care and support FRANS provides was ac- knowledged by Elizabeth Kadry, a carer of a disabled child. ''When they opened this place, it was like heaven- sent,'' she said. ''They are people that care for disabled people enough to open their hearts and homes and give them their dignity and pride, to raise it up in our society. ''People with disabilities belong here. Not in an insti- tution, you know, not some- where out of sight, out of mind.'' FRANS Respite House is in Edwin St North, Croydon. Phone 9799 4333 or visit www.frans.com.au for details. Go For Green Event Success Council together with Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) hosted the Go For Green Gala Day on 12 March. The event is designed to give children and young people an opportunity to learn more about sustainability and renewable energy in an interactive environment. Over 120 children from primary and secondary schools in the Strathfield Municipality were part of the day. Fundraising Walk At Mason Park The Association of Blind Citizens of NSW is hosting a charity walk at Mason Park on Sunday 29 March from 10am. For further information on how to sponsor a walker or to register phone 9744 1546 or visit www.asnblind-nsw.org.au. Mason Park Car Park Upgrade Council has commenced an upgrade of the Mason Park Car Park, Underwood Road, Homebush. The car park upgrade will not only provide additional parking but also significant environmental benefits for our community. The works are expected to be completed over a period of approximately 8 weeks and during this time the car park will not be available for park users. For further information about the works contact Council on 9748 9999. 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 Movie On The Big Screen Juno (Rated M) 28 March - 8pm Strathfield Park Rotunda FREE Line Dancing For Seniors Every Wednesday until 8 April 2-3pm Strathfield Town Hall FREE E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au 2041572k wk38 Council extends its appreciation to members of the Strathfield District Historical Society who presented Council with a plaque highlighting the historical significance of the Strathfield Town Hall building. I am pleased to announce Council will again this year support Earth Hour by turning off lights in Council buildings on 28 March. Council has supported Earth Hour since the inaugural event in 2007. This year it is anticipated over 900 cities and millions of people world-wide will participate so please join me in lending support for Earth Hour by opting to turn off non-essential lights from 8.30-9.30pm. Caring for our environment is a global challenge and by participating in Earth Hour, Council is helping to raise community awareness about climate change and how we can all take action to minimise its effects. Additionally I encourage everyone in the community to make a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint by actively reducing their energy use on an ongoing basis. If you would like further information please visit www.earthhour.org. 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. Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 2112014i iww wk38 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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