Community Barbeque Series

Community Barbeque Series helping to break down barriers.

9 November 2017
Image from the Keysbrook Community Barbeque

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will host a series of free community barbeques in the lead up to Christmas as part of a unique initiative to create safer, more inclusive neighbourhoods.

Continuing on November 14, the Community Barbeque Series is an opportunity for residents to speak with Shire employees, Neighbourhood Watch volunteers and local Police about strategies to promote safety and a sense of community.

The initiative is also a fantastic opportunity to interact with neighbours, make new friends and establish meaningful connections with those who live nearby.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the Community Barbeque Series was part of a wider effort to enhance the already strong sense of community within the Shire.

“One thing our residents really value is being part of such a vibrant, inclusive community where they feel safe and welcomed,” Cr Rich said.

“Through these community barbeques, we’re encouraging residents to come and meet those who also live locally and develop the kind of connections that help maintain community spirit.

“The initiative is also an opportunity to speak with local Police and Shire employees about ways for you and your neighbours to look out for one another and help keep the entire community safe.

“While it may seem like any regular get-together, the Community Barbeque Series is actually part of a much wider effort to break down some of the barriers that exist within communities and encourage inclusiveness in the lead up to Christmas.”

Remaining community barbeques will take place on: 

  • Tuesday14th November at 4.00pm at Mundijong Skate Park Paterson Road, Mundijong
  • Tuesday 21st November at 4.00pm at Whitby Nature Reserve, Tinspar Avenue, Whitby
  • Thursday 23rd November 4.00pm at Clem Kentish Hall, Lefroy Street, Serpentine

A special Christmas community event will be held at Bill Hicks Reserve in Byford on Friday 15th December from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Local community groups will be involved, with entertainment provided by the Armadale City Concert Band.

Photo caption: (L-R) Rosie Moszczynski (Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer), Julie Sansom (Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale), Scott Hambley (Keysbrook Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade), Senior Constable Maxine Bembridge (Pinjarra Police Station), Senior Constable Ian McCutheon(Pinjarra Police Station), Rob Inkpen (Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer)