Local Government News: Mosman Councillor Roy Bendall elected as new Deputy Mayor
By ANNA USHER
Councillor Roy Bendall has been elected to the position of Deputy Mayor for a 12-month term.
Councillor Bendall previously held the position of Deputy Mayor from 2012 to 2015 and from 2016 to 2018, having been first elected to Mosman Council in 2012.
In congratulating Councillor Bendall on his election as Deputy Mayor for 2022/23, Mayor Carolyn Corrigan also thanked Councillor Simon Menzies for his contribution to the role of over the past year.
And in other Council news this week:
Mosman’s spring concert series will return to Balmoral Reserve next month.
Called Out & About, the series of free community events will have something for everyone with twilight concerts by the beach on Friday 21 and Friday 28 October.
The concerts will feature talent from Mosman schools, dance groups and musical societies, with Samantha Jade headlining the first concert on 21 October.
Family friendly evening cinemas will be held on Saturdays, including The Bad Guys on 22 October and a special Halloween movie event featuring The Addams Family 2 and pre-screening entertainment on 29 October.
Out & About will end with Pet’s Day Out on Sunday 30 October, to be held in Reid Park at Mosman Bay.
Emergency Ready Week
Residents are being reminded to be prepared for the unexpected in the lead-up to Emergency Ready week which runs from 19 to 25 September.
As a member of the Resilient Sydney program, Mosman Council aims to support residents to prepare for emergencies through the development of an emergency household plan.
To start the process, download the Get Prepared app from the App Store or Google Play to get ready to make an emergency plan for your household.
The plan should be discussed and shared with three key contacts who could potentially assist in an emergency. A survival kit checklist can also be downloaded.
Learn how to up-cycle clothes by using basic mending techniques and simple adaptations with slow clothing advocate Jane Milburn.
Jane has been advocating the slow clothing philosophy based on dressing for health and well being for the past decade.
She is the author of Slow Clothing: finding meaning in what we wear and is a 2019 Churchill Fellow who shares strategies for individual and independent dressing.
To find out how to play your part, register to attend the free three-hour session at Mosman Art Gallery on Thursday 20 October which starts at 2pm on events.mosman.nsw.gov.au
Mosman Library Service will feature two local authors speaking on interesting topics over coming weeks.
Sophie Green will talk about her new novel The Bellbird River Country Choir, a warm-hearted story of fresh beginnings, unexpected friendships and the sustaining power of love and community.
The talk by the Top Ten bestselling author of The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle and Thursdays at Orange Blossom House will be held on Wednesday 21 September.
Then on Monday 17 October, Johan du Toit will speak about his new book of short stories, Meandering Road, inspired by pictures shared among the members of a writers’ group, which gave him the freedom to explore characters and draw on his personal experiences in Australia, the United States, South Africa, and beyond.
Books for purchase and signing from Constant Reader will be available for sale on the night at Barry O’Keefe Library. Bookings essential via events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/author
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