Message from the Mayor, Cr Felicity Sinfield

April provides a number of opportune moments to take stock and reflect on what we are grateful for, including the selflessness and sacrifices so many have made for our community. 

On Wednesday 22 April, we will honour the four police officers who tragically lost their lives on the Eastern Freeway in 2020: Constable Glen Humphris, Constable Josh Prestney, Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor and Senior Constable Kevin King.  

The clock tower at Hawthorn Arts Centre will be lit up in blue in the evening, as a mark of respect and to pay condolence to their families and friends, staff of Boroondara Police Complex and the wider Victoria Police community. We thank them for all the important work they do every day to keep our community safe.

On Anzac Day, we recognise and commemorate the sacrifices of our servicemen and women in the First World War and every conflict Australia has participated in since. Their efforts have created the freedoms we enjoy today. Lest we forget. I encourage you to consider attending one of the dawn services taking place across Boroondara.

In my own life, I am grateful for the quality time I get to spend with my family during the school holidays and the Easter break. There are lots of local family-friendly activities happening during April, including school holiday activities, and Australian Heritage Festival events across our libraries. The latter might inspire you to look into your own family story, or the history of your home. 

With Easter approaching, our many shopping strips will have an array of hot cross buns and chocolate eggs on offer, so remember to shop locally when you can. To those of you who celebrate Easter, I wish you a happy and safe break and hope you can enjoy some time with your loved ones.

Signature and photo of Councillor Felicity Sinfield

Mayor of Boroondara