Many will have read in the Advertiser recently regarding the potential boundary changes being discussed amongst City of Holdfast Bay and Marion Council. Why would we as a community want to move from Onkaparinga to say Adelaide Hills?
The Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall is one of only a few halls in the Onkaparinga Council which is not owned by the Council. The voluntary committee of local people works very hard to promote the hall to the local community, and we run functions which provide an opportunity for the local community to come together. Recently, on the 14th September, was the third Community Campfire.
After a long (and cold) winter we are finally seeing the days lengthen and the temperatures warm. During the Winter months the Cherry Gardens brigade focused our training on structural fires and car accidents, and due to the cold and wet evenings our training was frequently held in the station rather than going out into the surrounding area.
My first suggestion is to check out the details of the Cherry Gardens Garden Club's 20th birthday dinner which is on the night of Monday 28th October. You are welcome - it is a community event partly sponsored by the City of Onkaparinga as part of Every Generation month.
Are you interested in nature? Native plants? Wildlife? Looking for a break from the hustle and bustle? Want to give something back to the community or Mother Nature? We invite you all to come along to our open day on Sunday 13th October, between 10am and 3pm behind the Almanda mine car park on Dorset Vale Road.
On a Sunday morning in early June this year, the Cherry Gardens Church received a visit from the Lofty Rangers Walking Group. The Group’s organiser has very strong links with many people in the area and caught up with news about them from members of the congregation.
Save the date: On Sunday December 8th there will be a community Christmas Show at the Recreation Ground. It will be a combined event including all the sports clubs and the Cherry Chatter crew. Everyone is welcome to come along from mid-afternoon till early evening.
The Home for Incurables Group. One summer’s day in about 1960, a cousin, Ray Lewis, and I went to the Adelaide Oval and watched a day’s cricket of a test match between England and Australia. As a school boy about 30 years before, Ray had polio, and was restricted to a wheelchair with little or no use of his legs and arms.
Updates re: Boundary Reform, Northern and Hills North District Reference Group, Economic Development, ON Business Partner Program, Southern Sports, Recreation and Surf Life Saving Clubs Forum, City of Onkaparinga, Speed Limit Ackland Hill and Ironbank Roads. Note that these comments are the opinion of the councillor and not necessarily those of the council.
This July saw millions of people get involved in Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages people to be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Together, we can contribute to the improved understanding of the types, amounts and sources of debris that arrives on Australia’s coastline. And reducing the amount of plastic we use is a good way to start!
With all the rain we have had there is no doubt this will result in great pasture growth and this will dramatically increase the risk to horses and ponies of getting Laminitis and Founder. This is a common condition which causes varying degrees of foot pain, from the slightly pottery pony to severe life-threatening lameness.