• JON WOLFE

Liverpool Plains launch 'Be Kind' initiative

With so many people feeling anxious and isolated in the face of the Covid-19 crisis, Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is undertaking a Be Kind initiative to help lighten the impact of the pandemic and to highlight the efforts of individuals, organisations and businesses supporting the Shire community.

“These are unprecedented times, and they are tough ones, but in tough times, the one thing we can do is to band together as a community and show a little kindness,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.

“Our community has shown incredible resilience over many months of drought, dust storms, bushfires, smoke, and then a natural disaster resulting from storm events. After all of this, our community has stepped up to deal with the issues caused by COVID-19,” he said.

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Be Kind Liverpool Plains encompasses being kind to yourself, to kids, the vulnerable and elderly, local businesses and others plus being creative under the prevailing circumstances. It highlights what is being done around the Shire, the amazing community spirit and the people who are going that extra length to support us through this period,” he continued.

“Shire businesses of all sizes have been hit hard by COVID-19 and continue to be. We can all be proud of the many local businesses that pivoted as the crisis unfolded, responding to the changing guidelines so they could keep operating to serve our community. Be kind and support our Shire businesses to assist maintaining employment of local people and keeping the local economy afloat.

As social restrictions continue, LPSC is dedicated to providing the community with creative ways to continue to engage with each other, to support the most vulnerable, our social fabric, and to maintain flows of compassion,” he said.

“Now, more than ever is a time to show some neighbourly love. We know some people might be feeling a little alone right now, so if everyone simply knocked on their neighbours door or called over the fence to say hello to their neighbour, it would mean every household maintains some much needed social contact.

“Together we’ll make it through this crisis so be kind to others, be kind to those most in need and be kind to yourself,” he concluded.


Source: Liverpool Plains Shire Council