It is hard to believe that we are over halfway through 2020 and about to welcome Spring and the warmer weather.
Times have certainly being unusual over the last six months and continue to be as we all experience the unprecedented time of COVID-19. Everyone has been affected in one way or another with many facing challenges and stressful times. As a small business owner, I understand the impacts and challenges faced during this time and the struggle to keep our business doors open and retaining staff. One thing that I have also viewed is the support from our community to one another.
I believe The Hills community has always being one that looks out for and supports others, especially in times of need. I encourage residents to continue looking out for one another, whether it be calling a friend or neighbour to ‘check in’ how they are or supporting a local business by buying a coffee or a meal.
It is also so important that we look after our own mental health and wellbeing. If anyone is struggling, I encourage you to reach out either to someone you know, a professional or a helpline. You are not alone! Some contact numbers are:
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Beyond Blue - 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline - 1800 511 800
DV Support Services – 1800 737 732
Fred Caterson Reserve
Fred Caterson Reserve is one of the largest and most highly used public open spaces in The Hills and offers a diverse range of sporting and recreational facilities. Currently, the Draft Concept Masterplan is on exhibition and I encourage residents to view the Draft Masterplan and have your say through Council’s website. The Draft Concept Masterplan outlines the future vision for this site and is proposing additional sporting facilities, increased carparking, improved access and pathways and improved facilities.