City of Stirling to take over Bayswater’s Meal on Wheels

Former City of Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert in the kitchen at the City’s hostel with                               assistant chef Rosie Warren and chef manager Diane Gregorie.  Picture: David Baylis           d442133
Former City of Bayswater Mayor Sylvan Albert in the kitchen at the City’s hostel with assistant chef Rosie Warren and chef manager Diane Gregorie. Picture: David Baylis         d442133

THE City of Bayswater’s Meals on Wheels will be run by City of Stirling from July 1 2016 because of a decline in demand for the service.

According to the City of Bayswater, the number of people using Meals on Wheels had been declining for years and it was no longer economically feasible for the City to continue providing the service directly.

A Bayswater spokeswoman said the service would be under a “much larger” operation which meant the City’s clients would receive a “more affordable” service.

Mayor Barry McKenna said City clients would continue to receive high quality meals delivered by dedicated volunteers.

“The City will continue to offer support and deliver all of the other services our clients currently receive including shopping assistance, cooking in the home and cooking classes,” he said.

“This decision is in the best interest of the City’s residents who utilise this service; their needs are always at the forefront of our thinking.

“Our Meals on Wheels volunteers can assist with our City’s other programs such as Books on Wheels or the Day Centre.

“Alternatively they can continue to deliver the Meals on Wheels on behalf of the City of Stirling.

“The City held a thank you high tea for our volunteers and I personally would like to acknowledge all of our hard-working, selfless and dedicated volunteers who are the heart and the soul of this service.”