Bassendean Briefings - No. 123

Abell Reserve named in honour of Clive and Carol Abell “Clive and Carol were long term residents in Clarke Way, being one of the first families to build in the street and they lived there for the remainder of their lives,” said Councillor McLennan, Mayor of the Town. “It was fitting to rename Clarke Way Reserve to Abell Reserve in recognition of their lifetime of commitment to their neighbourhood and the Town,” she added. The plaque reads: Clive and Carol Abell (1948–2008 and 1947–2015) Clive and Carol Abell are remembered for their dedicated service to the Bassendean community. Clive Abell was a life member of the State Emergency Service (SES) Volunteers Association of WA, having held the position of president, and served as a volunteer Local Manager with the Bassendean SES unit. He was posthumously awarded the prestigious Fire & Emergency Services Authority (FESA) Outstanding Achievement Medal (FOAM) in 2008. In 2000, Clive was awarded the Town of Bassendean’s Citizen of the Year award. Clive and Carol had been active members of many Town of Bassendean committees, such as the Public Events, Centenary of Local Government and Bicentennial Committees and Clive was instrumental in organising the ‘World Wobble Board Championships’ at the Bassendean Fair in 2002. Clive was also an active member of the Bassendean Historical Society and the Bassendean Preservation Group. Among their many positive contributions to their community, Clive and Carol played a key role in organising the annual ‘Santa Run’. In 2018 the Town of Bassendean named Abell Reserve in their honour. On the 7th July the Town hosted a dedication ceremony in Abell Reserve. Mayor Renée McLennan and Clive and Carol Abell’s children, Karen, Paul and Helen unveiled the plaques and name signs with 60 invited guests watching on. Garage Sale Trail coming up! The Garage Sale Trail is on the weekend of Saturday 20 October and Sunday 21 October 2018. Go the website to find out more on garage sales within the Town and surrounding areas!