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  Barbara Holborow Mural gets the go-ahead  

barbaraWonderful news for our local community. Burwood Council awarded the Chamber’s Community Group T.A.G. a grant for $2000 towards the installation of a mural dedicated to the honour of Barbara Holborow.

As our first Citizen of the Year, and life-time resident of Croydon Park, Barbara was committed to local issues, and spoke out frequently when it was needed. Did you know that the right hand turn arrow installed at the intersection of Brighton Ave and Georges River Rd was due to Barbara’s efforts in writing to councillors, MPs and the RTA?

CPBC recognised the value of this great woman and asked if she would head a community group, which she took on with gusto, and aptly named it The Action Group (T.A.G.). In Barbara’s mind, action was all that matters!

With the passing of Barbara last year, CPBC thought it appropriate to honour her in some way. Based on our conversations where I suggested a local mural, Barbara went about organising this with the owner of the wall, who was more than interested. Her untimely death left many of us in the community shattered but even more determined to go ahead with the mural.

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of T.A.G. member Myree Newland who submitted the grant, and to artist Paul Juffermans, whose preliminary sketches are superb, Croydon Park will have its first mural initiated by the Business Chamber. We hope this inspires other locals and businesses to look at ways of beautifying their surrounds for everyone’s enjoyment, and to improve the overall appearance of our lovely suburb. Our desire for a village atmosphere will be one step closer!

CPBC wishes to thank Burwood Council for granting this money towards this worthy community project.

Silvana Franze, Secretary, CPBC

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