Local volunteers celebrated

PLAYFORD residents who routinely give up their time for their local community have been celebrated, as the Playford Alive Community Reference Group (CRG) reached its 10-year anniversary last week.

CRG members, past and present, local dignitaries and community members gathered at the John McVeity Centre on Friday to reflect on,  and celebrate, the role the group has played in the development of the Playford Alive region.

The Playford Alive CRG was formed in 2007, in partnership with Renewal SA and Playford Council, and has been involved in the planning  and implementation of projects such as the Playford Alive Town Park and the upgrade of the John McVeity Centre.

Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said the CRG has  played a vital role in improving the Playford Alive area, and that members should be  proud of their efforts.

“For the past 10 years, CRG members have been active advocates for their local community, but more than just advocating through a letter  or text message, they actually roll up their sleeves and get out in the community,” he said.

“These community members have given up their time for no other obligation or compulsion, except that they love their community.”

Tom Staggard

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Born and raised in Adelaide's northern suburbs, Tom attended Tyndale Christian School in Salisbury East before studying journalism at the University of South Australia. Tom joined The Bunyip in June 2017 after previously working in the Adelaide Hills for The Courier newspaper in Mount Barker and the Weekender Herald in Crafers. As part of his role, Tom will cover the Adelaide Plains and Playford council regions. Away from work, he is a massive sports fan and loves all things football, cricket, basketball and soccer.

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