Reaching Out

During the COVID-19 lockdown, it is important to stay SAFE and CONNECTED to others.

Incapacitated, high risk residents living alone can and do benefit from:
• NPSP Community Services (Ph: 8336 4600)
• The assistance of caring neighbours to do shopping/home deliveries
• Regular phone and/or email contact

And for all of us to help get through this lockdown period here are some suggestions:

• Sharing funny or uplifting moments on our NRA Facebook page

• Inspiring quotes like:
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.”
William James

• Many online experiences to enjoy e.g.:

– A virtual stroll through Monet’s Garden (Visit www.armchairtravel.club created by Slow Tours. Click ‘Gallery’ and scroll down to enjoy this FREE travel experience. More to follow on this website)

– The UK National Theatre broadcasting weekly full plays (Jane Eyre currently):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw

– Watch full Andrew Lloyd Webber productions (next one is Jesus Christ Superstar):
https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

– Live music streams:
https://www.isolaidfestival.com/

…and many more galleries, museums etc. Search for them on the web.

Stay home. stay safe, stay in touch…

Parade and Magill Rd Bus Stop Changes

From DPTI following community submissions:

“After close consideration of patronage, operational and road safety data, as well as feedback from the community, the following changes will be implemented along The Parade:

  • Removal of stop 13 on the southern side
  • Renumber of stop 14 to stop 13 on the southern side
  • Removal of stop 14 on the northern side
  • Removal of stop 15A from both sides
  • Removal of stop 16B from both sides
  • Removal of stop 17A from both sides
  • Relocation of stop 17B northern side, 140 metres west for travel away from the city

Due to community feedback regarding the value of bus stop 7, the team have decided to keep bus stop 7 operational in its current location.”

and for Magill Rd:

“After close consideration of patronage, operational and road safety data, as well as feedback received from the community, the following changes will be implemented along Magill Road:

  • Removal of stop 7 on the northern side
  • Removal of stop 8 on the southern side

Due to community feedback:

  • Stop 4 and 5 will no longer be combined
  • Stop 7 on the southern side will remain in its current location  
  • Stop 8 on the southern side will be removed rather than relocated
  • Stop 10 will remain in its current location
  • Stop 14 will remain in its current location”

See the attached maps which detail the upcoming changes. These changes will be active as of Monday 6 April 2020.

For further information about this project please visit the DPTI website:     DPTI

Magill Road Bus Stops

Important Notice

Dear Norwood Resident,

Regrettably the COVID-19 health crisis has put many of our Association’s planned activities on hold, until such time as public gatherings are deemed safe for our cohort of older members.

Deferred initiatives include:

  • the Community Rally on the steps of Parliament (March 22)
  • a public meeting on street/verge management (April 15)
  • an informal social gathering for members (early/mid June)

Importantly though, timely responses have still been drafted and submitted in relation to THREE major proposals which will directly affect our community (all are available on our NRA website):

Despite the fact that ‘official’ deadlines for each have now passed, we urge you to continue lobbying MPs about your concerns regarding these matters, because more emails/letters clearly give us a louder voice and greater power.

With all that has happened in recent months, people are facing a difficult time. We trust that able members of our Norwood community will find ways to care for those in need and will in turn benefit from the support of others.

Chris Francis (President)

Tom Smith (Secretary)

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