Unley Publications : Unley Life Spring 2015
18 The City of Unley has formed a partnership with the French town of Pozières, in recognition of its strong ties to the region forged during the First World War. The current Mayor of Pozières, Bernard Delattre is enthusiastic to strengthen ties with Unley, as the town is still very grateful for the sacrifices Australian soldiers made to save their town from the enemy almost 100 years ago. City of Unley employee Kylie Sunners was lucky enough to meet Mayor Delattre when visiting nearby city Villers-Bretonneux for the Anzac Day Service this year. “It was lovely to see the sites with a local, and one that is so passionate about the recognition of those Australian soldiers who fought in Pozières in 1916,” says Kylie. Mayor Delattre shared with Kylie the story of the windmill site that Australian soldiers fought to capture from German grip. “A ll that is left of the old Windmill is a grass covered mound. It’s exciting that the site, now a protected Australian memorial, will be reconstructed,” says Kylie. As part of Council’s Anzac commemorative activities, W WI replica badges were sold within the Unley community. The money raised has gone towards the reconstruction of the windmill and memorial park in Pozières. The City of Unley is excited to have won its bid to host a stage start of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under (TDU). The Stage 2 Start of the TDU will be held on King William Road at the Opey Avenue intersection, on Wednesday, January 20 at 11am. Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne welcomed the news that the Council would again host a stage of this major sporting event. “ T he Tour has become a much-loved and well-at tended event on Unley’s calendar for the past 15 years,” says Mayor Clyne. “Local businesses and residents should be proud that we have again been granted the honour of hosting a stage of the Tour. It showcases our wonderful City and brings the community together to celebrate one of the world’s biggest cycling events.” The hugely popular and successful Unley Gourmet Gala, will also be held again on the eve of Unley’s Tour Stage. The event is an opportunity for retailers and restaurants to showcase their finest gourmet produce, wine and fashion in a lively street party on Tuesday, January 19. Our friends in Pozières Another Tour Down Under Stage Start for Unley Kylie Sunners with Mayor Bernard Delattre.
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