Growing our Neighbourhoods - Grovelands Family Event

Kirsten Beckingham
City of Armadale

The City of Armadale and Grovelands Primary School partnered to deliver a fun family event encouraging families to get to know their community and each other on Wednesday, 9 June. This event aligns with the City's social priorities approach of working towards addressing the community's top concerns, with community safety and connection to services being high priorities.

The event brought together a variety of services and activities to address these two social priorities. Constable Care, RoadWise, Armadale Neighbourhood Watch, City of Armadale libraries, Champion Centre, The Fathering Project and, Befriend were a few of the service providers who attended this event to provide information about services and activities they offered and to connect with local community members.

The City of Armadale has a high number of bike thefts which often discourages people from riding to different locations and leaving their bike unattended at bike racks. In an effort to support improvements in community safety locally, Bike Dr was in attendance to help children and their families learn how to take of their bikes and to provide advice on how to keep bikes safely secured at home or out and about. Children were also encouraged to ride to school that day to participate in the activities with Bike Dr after school.

Additionally, the City's Health Services team were also on site that day, encouraging children and their families to participate in physical activity and healthy eating with the use of the interactive Blender Bike.

For more information about the City of Armadale social priorities, please visit: the website here.

This story is related to BikeDr Pit-Stop

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James (Your Move)

Great to hear from you Kirsten! It looks like you and the team at CoA and Grovelands have put together a really comprehensive event. As Grovelands are not actually members themselves, I am happy for you to earn the points for this - so I have linked your story to the "Bike Dr" activity which earned you 50 points. I have also given you another 20 points for giving us so much info about your family event.

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