Plaques to hon­our for­mer mayor, coun­cil­lors

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

FOR­MER Town of Cam­bridge Mayor Si­mon Withers and coun­cil­lors Alan Langer and Colin Walker will be re­mem­bered for their con­tri­bu­tion to the Town with three new plaques.

The plaques will ac­knowl­edge their ef­forts with the City Beach Precinct, Bold Park Golf Course and Wem­b­ley Golf Course.

At its Novem­ber 24 meet­ing, the Coun­cil ap­proved Cr So­nia Grin­ceri’s mo­tion to in­stall the plaques, af­ter de­bat­ing the ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of the ges­ture.

“They were very much in­volved and played a piv­otal role and I think it’s very ac­cept­able that we are ac­knowl­edg­ing them as such,” she said.

An­dres Tim­mer­ma­nis said he was not sure Mr Withers would want his name on the plaques, con­sid­er­ing he (Mr Withers) re­solved to stay away from coun­cil once his term ended.

“I am con­cerned about the prece­dent,” he said.

Cr Louis Carr said Mr Withers would not have a prob­lem with it be­cause they dis­cussed the mo­tion re­cently while play­ing golf.

“He seemed quite happy about it.”

Mayor Keri Shan­non said the re­fur­bish­ment of Bold Park Pool was more the re­sult of a com­mu­nity protest than Mr Withers’ work.

“When I look at this I’m in two minds,” she said. “I’m just not en­tirely sure it’s ap­pro­pri­ate.”

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