Mayor's Message

December 2016


The festive season has well and truly kicked off in Claremont and with so much to see and do it’s hard to keep up.  This year our town centre businesses invited artist, Coral Lowry, to create a cosy Christmas Lounge in – a place for you to take a break from stresses of Christmas shopping; get some gifts wrapped or entertain the kids.  Pet photography portraits can also be done here – join the fun at 22 St Quentin Ave (next to Tutti Frutti).  See below to find out more about what is happening in your town this festive season.

This week, I attended one of my favourite events of the year - our annual Volunteers Appreciation function. In 2016, our volunteers have collectively given us approximately 5700 hours of their time in huge range of roles from weeding and planting at Lake Claremont to delivering books and DVDs to the homebound. Occasions like this reinforce for me how fortunate we are to live and work in a community that works together so selflessly to improve the lives of others so selflessly.  On this note, I’d like to wish all our residents and ratepayers a very happy Christmas and I look forward to working with you to make 2017 even better.


Jock Barker,