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Posted on: September 27, 2022

September 2022 Letter from Mayor Byrne

Copy of Magda Byrne Letter

Hello Lansdowne! 

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely appreciating this cool down in temperatures. Welcome to Lansdowne Fall!! 

There have been so many great things that have been going on around town – where do I even begin! 

  • We participated in a ribbon cutting at our newest coffee shop in town – Camellia’s Coffee. If you haven’t been there, definitely check it out! It is in the new Maker Space building (formerly the thrift store).

  • We participated in another ribbon cutting at Jamey’s House of Music to celebrate the reopening of this great music spot and their new partnership with Conshohocken Brewery. 

  • We had our first night market thanks to the Lansdowne Business and Professional Association and planned in tandem with Open Sound. The new Sweet Gardenia Bakery was also open that evening and there were lines out the door to try their delicious baked goods. 

  • The Environmental Advisory Council hosted a wonderful Community Party at Hays Park. Attendees were able to try Vegetarian and Vegan food options, get new recipes, participate in some games and raffles. There were kids’ activities too! I hear Kia’s vegan cheesecake was a big hit so if you want to try some vegan food stop by Kia’s Cakes for a yummy start.

  • We hosted an incredible bike ride on our new bike lanes! For those who do not ride (like me) we had a walking circuit too. A great time was had by all. Special thanks to the Delaware County Bike Coalition, State Rep Gina Curry, East Lansdowne Mayor Joe Bland, and Senator Tim Kearny for coming and supporting this project. 

  • Special thanks to the Lansdowne Police who supported all the events that took place (I am sure I might be missing some) and kept us safe. 

  • And there are more events coming for October! You can check out the Borough calendar for all Borough sponsored events.

For years during my time on council, we talked about things like this happening around town. We wanted foot traffic, we wanted events that people would want to go to, we wanted people to not have to go to other towns for something to do. As your mayor and as a former member of council; I cannot express enough how rewarding it is to finally see things like this come to fruition! Lansdowne is such a special town and if you didn’t know before all this activity then you better ask somebody! 

I cannot say all of this without addressing the elephant in the room – change is never easy and sometimes inconvenient! There are a lot of great things going on in Lansdowne, but I recognize that not everyone is happy with these changes. I want you to know that your council members and myself do the best we can to make the best possible decision that affects a little less than 11K residents. It is not easy and it is definitely not taken lightly.  Nothing stays the same forever and while we preserve some things we also have to keep up. Please be patient and give things a chance – council always has the ability to revisit something if something is not working out, but we have to try it first.  

I am here and ready to listen to anyone that wants to talk about (even if we do not agree). It is my honor to serve all of Lansdowne and I hope to see you around town.

Mayor Magda Byrne

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