New citizens, residents gather for BBQ
Residents new and old gathered together for the Greater Beveridge Community BBQ last week as those living in the area were invited to learn more about their community, the services on offer and to get to know each other.
Mitchell Shire Council hosted the free BBQ on Thursday 7 March with local members from CFA, Victoria Police and Neighbourhood Watch in attendance to discuss community safety and the new Greater Beveridge Community Centre.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm said events like the Greater Beveridge Community BBQ were a brilliant way for people to connect with community organisations and each other.
“Community events are important for us as a Council and they are a brilliant way for people to connect with not each other and with important services,” he said.
“The community groups who attended work very hard in the municipality and being able to connect them directly to community members is wonderful. We had a wide-range of people at the event, including a family who became Australia Citizens together with us on Australia Day in Seymour.”
The family, Sahitveer Singh, 12, Gurpreet Kaur, Sukhjinder Singh and Mantajveer Kaur,3, recently moved to Beveridge for a new lifestyle.
Ms Kaur said the family have absolutely loved living in the region since making their tree change.
“I am glad I could come with my family to this community BBQ, it is great to come together and get to know each other. We are all neighbours,” she said.
“It is close to nature here and it is a great community – we love living here. I am honoured and proud to be an Australian citizen and to be in the local ceremony was special.”
12-year-old Sahitveer said he enjoyed the sights and sounds of Beveridge.
“I love being able to go to the pool and the park here too. It is an awesome place and I hope I am here a long time.”