Mayor Jock Barker
I hope you had a nice holiday period and are settling into the new year well. I’m looking forward to what 2024 has in store for the Claremont community.
Borer damage grows
The Claremont Council is highly supportive and protective of our green tree canopy that provides shade, heat reduction, amenity, and homes to wildlife. So, it was very concerning to receive the unfortunate news that more precious trees within the Town have been affected and will need to be removed help stop the spread of the destructive polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB). The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) who are managing the pest have created MyPestGuide® reporter app to make it easier to report any sightings. Visit agric.wa.gov.au/borer for further information.
Greening our events
The 2024 events calendar kicks off under the stars on Saturday 24 February as A Night on Bay View featuring the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) returns for a fifth year. WASO will light up Claremont Park with a program of classic and contemporary hits, joined by internationally renowned soprano Elena Perroni. As one of our ‘green events’, reusable containers and washing on site will be provided, along with a choice of food trucks.
Sunday are fundays for kids
Sunday Fundays are coming soon to the Claremont Museum, giving kids the chance to join in on interactive sessions and learn about the current exhibition at the gallery. For the next month, Sunday Fundays will focus on the Fashionable Stories exhibition. These free sessions are perfect for the imaginative child who loves to have fun and is eager to learn. The first session, Fashion Storytime, begins at 11am on Sunday 11 February. Please visit our website for more details.
Next Ordinary Council Meeting
The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 27 February. The agenda may be viewed Thursday 22 February.