At the Glenalta Neighbourhood Watch General Meeting

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The count for the election was held yesterday afternoon and Jane Bange for Park Ward was declared the winner. Congrats to Jane! She'll be a great councillor! I received 230 first preference votes which puts me in fourth position. I'm pretty happy with that, given my fairly short time living in The Park Ward and that I've only just started getting involved in the community. Again, thanks to everyone who gave me their vote and the many helpers who contributed to my campaign. I'm looking forward to running again in 2018 when the whole City of Mitcham Council will be up for election.

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With only minutes left before polling closes, I just wanted to thank everyone who has supported my campaign by letterboxing, talking to people on my behalf, and giving me invaluable advice. You know who you are!!! A special thanks to Julia Newbound who has had to put up with a lot over the past month... Whatever the result is today, I've had a ball meeting new people and I look forward to being engaged with The Park Ward community in the years ahead. #theparkwardvotes #markforpark

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The graffiti on election posters gets more elaborate all the time! Pick your favourite in the comments... 1, 2 or 3?

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You can still vote in The Park Ward supplementary election! Just drop your ballot papers into the box at reception at the City of Mitcham Civic Centre at 131 Belair Rd, Torrens Park before 12 noon Monday! There's also their mailbox by the back door.

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I've spoken to many in The Park Ward about the two local rail crossings & the issues caused by freight trains. While many are concerned about wheel noise, traffic delays & the danger posed during a catastrophic bushfire, I've also spoken to a few who say people should just "get over it" and learn to live with the trains. A freight bypass north or south of Adelaide would cost $1.5-3 BILLION but still makes real economic sense. It would be great for the SA economy during construction and for Australia in the long term, and would make our area a better place to live too. If you're a local I'd love to hear what you think to guide my actions if elected! Please comment & share!

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Well, there haven't really been people holding up little signs. But plenty of support... Thank you! If you haven't voted you have until Monday to get your ballot papers in to the City of Mitcham!

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Mark Gamtcheff

I've been meeting lots of people like this around The Park Ward #markforpark #adelaide #adelaidehills #stilltimetovote #mitcham

Please share! Ballot papers for The Park Ward supplementary election are due back in 6 days (noon on Monday 12 Sept). So time's running out to return them by post. If you forget to mail yours in the coming days you can also submit in person at the City of Mitcham.

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I attended the Friends of Belair National Park meeting yesterday & listened to Danny Rorhlach, President of the Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group talk about the OliBel (Oliphant/Belair) Wildlife Cluster & its Southern Brown Bandicoots. Also picked up their guide to restoring habitats for wildlife

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And the award for best novelty letterbox in The Park Ward goes to... 26 Sylvan Way, Glenalta

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At the Friends of Belair National Park monthly meeting

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City of Mitcham is establishing a SUICIDE PREVENTION NETWORK. Interested in finding out more? Hear about others' experiences in similar networks & how we can establish one in our community at the Blackwood Community Centre, this Monday 5 Sept, 5-6:30pm. RSVP:

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I've discovered a great way we can all get fitter this weekend! By delivering my election flyers to mailboxes all over The Park Ward! To get involved, all you need is a pair of trainers and a spare hour or two... Please let me know if you can help.

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I mailed off my ballot papers! It was exciting to be able to vote in an election in which I'm a candidate. I checked with the Electoral Commission SA and all of the ballot papers should be delivered by the end of this week. If yours don't arrive, or you've lost them, call their Voter Hotline on 1300 655 232.

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Mark Gamtcheff for The Park Ward updated their cover photo.
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Did you know the City of Mitcham's seeking your feedback on their draft Sports Facilities Strategy which will guide the future of our area's sports facilities? Download the PDF & provide feedback here:

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Fun times at The Rec, public roller skating every Sat & Sun 3.30-5pm!

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