Meet Su­san Jones, a High­fields lo­cal who is avidly in­volved in the com­mu­nity

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How long have you lived in High­fields?

I have lived in the High­fields re­gion for around nine years now and work in High­fields.

What brought you to the High­fields re­gion?

My hus­band and I loved the idea of rais­ing our chil­dren in a fam­ily ori­ented com­mu­nity. We live in a quiet street on half an acre which is per­fect for our chil­dren to be able to kick a soc­cer ball and ride their bikes. The qual­ity schools and ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar op­por­tu­ni­ties for them is also a big plus.

How have you seen the re­gion change since you have been liv­ing and work­ing here?

There is so much growth in the re­gion. The de­vel­op­ment of the new sport­ing com­plex is an amaz­ing ad­di­tion to High­fields as well as two fan­tas­tic high schools. There are so many fam­i­lies mov­ing to the area to give their chil­dren a taste of the coun­try life­style while still be­ing close to ev­ery­thing they need.

How do you par­tic­i­pate in the com­mu­nity?

I am one of the or­gan­is­ers of the High­fields Vil­lage Mar­kets which are on the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month. I am also the me­dia co­or­di­na­tor and one of the can­teen con­venors for the High­fields Foot­ball Club and I’m a teacher at Mary Mackil­lop Catholic Col­lege.

What do you love most about the High­fields re­gion?

The thing I love the most about High­fields is the com­mu­nity. I am in­volved in many facets and I love that I can be a part of such a won­der­ful place with great peo­ple.

Where is your favourite High­fields re­gion hotspot?

I en­joy vis­it­ing the many amaz­ing lo­cal cafés we have in the re­gion.

I would like to see some more op­tions for young peo­ple in the area. More parks for lit­tle ones and some­thing to keep teenagers oc­cu­pied would be great.

What would you like to see for the High­fields re­gion in the fu­ture?

Where do you like to take friends or fam­ily mem­bers when they come to the area?

We love tak­ing peo­ple to eat at the High­fields Tav­ern or the Meringan­dan Pub. We also love to ex­plore the Cuckoo Clock Cen­tre or Dan­ish Flower Art. The High­fields Vil­lage Mar­kets are amaz­ing!

De­scribe a favourite mem­ory from your time in High­fields?

My favourite time over the last few years has cer­tainly been be­com­ing more in­volved in the lo­cal com­mu­nity by start­ing (with my amaz­ing friend Amy Manz) the High­fields Vil­lage Mar­kets. It has been an hon­our to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful mar­ket to show­case and sup­port lo­cals.

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