Councillor Reena Jethi

Clr R Jethi - West Ward

Political Affiliation: Liberal Party of Australia

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Grants help community groups

I recently attended a wonderful community event – the presentation of Clubs Grants at Glenorie RSL to some very worthy community groups.

Groups to receive funding included Australian Kookaburra Kids, Aspect, Community Resource Network, Epilepsy Action, Foster Care Angels, Hills Community Aid, Inala, Learning Links, Parkinson’s NSW, Road Safety Education, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, St Gabriel’s School, St John Ambulance, Starlight Foundation, The Hills Men’s Shed, Leukaemia Foundation, Scouts NSW Branch, The Shepherd Centre, Wesley, Youth off the Street and Zonta.

Each one of these groups provide an essential community service, and each one expressed sincere gratitude for the support they received. It takes much to support a community and on behalf of all the groups, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the clubs that supported them.

I am sure that this funding will go a long way to creating some excellent programs to even better serve the people of The Hills.

Bus zone will improve safety

I know a lot of parents of Matthew Pearce Primary School students will be pleased with the decision of Council to approve the implementation of a bus zone between 2.30 and 4pm on school days on the southern side of Astoria Park Road.

As a former parent of this very popular school, I know first-hand the difficulties that accompany school drop-off and pick-up times, and any measure we can take to improve safety for both the school community and local residents is welcome.