Southern Downs mayor Peter Blundell.
Southern Downs mayor Peter Blundell. Erin Smith

Mayor making good progress

SOUTHERN Downs Regional Council mayor Peter Blundell is receiving treatment for his manageable condition, sarcoidosis, and the treatment is progressing well.

A council spokeswoman said that in February Cr Blundell, his partner Sarah Reeves and his family received confirmation that the mayor had been diagnosed with sarcoidosis and, with careful management, the condition is easily treatable with steroids.

Cr Blundell, who returned to work and meetings on Monday, April 14, and took a short break over the Easter period, said he had been scheduled to attend Warwick's Anzac Day service however wasn't able to do so due to a minor medical condition unrelated to sarcoidosis.

"Unfortunately from time to time things will crop up that have no connection to the sarcoidosis that prevent me from attending some civic duties," Cr Blundell said.

"I was able to attend the Stanthorpe Anzac Service and had quite a full weekend with the welcome for the Vintage and Veteran Chevrolet Association in Warwick. I also attended the association's Show and Shine on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it.

"I thanked the association for bringing their event to the Southern Downs and the consequent injection into our local economy and also recognised that events and visits like these are hugely important to our region."



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