It was an inspiring start to 2021, with no community transmission of COVID, people were out and about, and the community had a sense of hope in the air.
As I travelled through Beaconsfield, it was great to see people sharing time with each other in cafes, restaurants and taking walks in our beautiful community. It felt good to be out enjoying what our community has to offer.
Although this was cut short for a period of 5 days in February, I urge you to continue to be there for each other, as we have been doing for many months now. Sharing the impact of restrictions, lockdowns and the repercussions of these challenges, is what will keep us strong and grow together as a community. It comes back to the importance of ‘Think Local, Support Local’, this could not be more important than right now.
Stay true to your mate who owns the local butcher, florist, cake shop, coffee/café shop and so many more of our local business who need your continued support. I enjoy the time I have to visit local businesses and acknowledge the hard work that everyone is putting in to stay hopeful and supportive to each other. There is significance in ‘Think Local, Support Local’ extending to asking, “how are you?” Everyone copes differently and ‘…support local” can be reaching out to family and friends to see how they are.
If you would like to discuss any issues or concerns, or share dates on upcoming events with me, please feel free to contact me on 5953 0216. To keep up to date with all things related to COVID guidelines and what is going on in State Parliament, please visit my social media – Facebook – BradBattinMP, Instagram – @BradBattinMP, and you can also search for me on YouTube.
Brad Batttin MP
Liberal State Member for Gembrook