Bassendean Briefings - No. 124

Justice of the Peace office The Town of Bassendean provides a Justice of the Peace document witnessing centre at the Bassendean Memorial Library at 46 Old Perth Road, Bassendean on Wednesdays (10.00– 11.30am) and the first Saturday of the month (9.15–11.00am). Festive Season hours : closed from Thursday 13 December 2018 and will re-open at 10.00am on Wednesday 30 January 2019. Graffiti removal If you notice any graffiti in the Town contact Kleenit on 1800 447 233 to have it removed. For more information about what areas can be treated or to view the Graffiti Information Sheet, please go to our website. Community Directory Do you want to know more about activities and services available in our local area? Check out the Community Directory on the Town’s website at > Community > Community Directory. To start advertising your group or service on the Directory contact 9377 8000 or email to Your Council Printed on stock with recycled content. Reader-friendly compatibility formats of this document are available on the Town’s website. 48 Old Perth Road Bassendean WA 6054 PO Box 87, Bassendean WA 6934 9377 8000 @bassendeancouncil  @TownBassendean For details of upcomingCouncil meetings please visit the website. Cr. Renée McLennan Mayor 0411091667 @CrReneeMcLennan Cr. John Gangell 0403 726 607 Cr. Bob Brown Deputy Mayor 0448 160 000 Cr. Kath Hamilton 0408 725 555 @CrKathHamilton @KathHamiltonWA Cr. Sarah Quinton 0439 439 233 @councillorsarahforbassendean @SarahQuintonWA Cr. Jai Wilson 0427 690 053 @jai4basso Cr. Melissa Mykytiuk 0413 894 125 @CrMelissaMykytiuk Season’s Greetings from the Council Mayor Renée McLennan and Councillors, together with the CEO Peta Mabbs and staff of the Town of Bassendean, wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year . RYDE drives off with Youth Award The Town’s Youth Service has been awarded the prestigious Organisational Achievement Award for the Regional Youth Driver Education (RYDE) Program at the 2018 WA Youth Awards. The RYDE Program, the ‘brainchild’ of the Town’s Youth Services team (Greg and Ayden), has been a great success since being launched less than 2 years ago with funding for software development from Lotterywest and a vehicle that was provided by the Swan Valley Rotary Club. The program fills a need in the community where many young people who are required to complete their log book hours to become eligible for P Plates are struggling to do so due to the lack of a suitable vehicle. Volunteer mentors are recruited and trained through the Bassendean Volunteers Centre. The program has been so successful that a second car has been purchased with funding from the Honourable Dave Kelly, MLA, the Member for Bassendean. The Town has commenced licensing the program to other Local Governments and bodies. The Foyer Youth Hostel, Cities of Cockburn, Bunbury and Mandurah have commenced operations, while the City of Joondalup is gearing up to commence operations in the new financial year. Others expressing interest include Clontarf and Mercy Care. Congratulations to Greg and Ayden for yet another award-winning innovation that makes a difference to the lives of our young people. Photo by Perth Photographers, courtesy of .