What’s on the horizon …

What’s on the horizon …
Tom Knowles

It’s time for Parkville Gardens residents to update diaries and calendars – there’s plenty happening in our neighbourhood in the next few months.

A big shout out to the City of Melbourne for the grants that make our community events possible, as well as cover administrative costs, especially our public liability insurance. Thank you, Lord Mayor, councillors and council officers!

Here’s what’s coming up …

The first event (independent of the grants) will be the Annual General Meeting of the Parkville Gardens Residents’ Association (PGRA). This is scheduled for the evening of Thursday, September 21.

Arrangements have yet to be made, but we hope to follow last year’s pattern and follow the meeting with a moderately priced meal at the Reggio Calabria Club.

Members are especially encouraged to attend, but all residents are welcome to take part.  Come along and have your say.

That’s the warm-up event for our big night out – the trivia competition and dinner at the Reggio Calabria Club.

Last year’s occasion was a terrific success. We had a great turnout, and everyone had a lot of fun in a wonderfully warm and friendly spirit. This is not to be missed!  Please mark the date Thursday night, October 5 in your calendars. It’s an opportunity to meet up, connect with old friends and new neighbours, and enjoy a great meal and an entertaining trivia competition, and at no cost to you!

The end of October will see a flurry of activity. Housing First, the owners and managers of the new social housing building on Galada Ave, are planning to host a community event to showcase the new complex and welcome new residents. That will be on Saturday, October 28 – more details next month as they come to hand.

The following morning on Sunday, October 29, provided our grant application is successful, PGRA will hold a Children’s Week event. That’s to be confirmed but pencil it in for the moment.

However, there will certainly be a Halloween party for kids on the evening of Tuesday, October 31 in Cade Square. Scary fun!

We’ll round out the year with a multi-cultural community event in early December.

What we want to do with this string of events is to bring Parkville Gardens people together, develop our sense of community, make the neighbourhood a welcoming and hospitable place, and share ideas about how it can be an even better place to live.

You can make suggestions any time by contacting me at [email protected].

We’re especially interested in your views about traffic management in the area. Let us know what you think. •

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